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are SCARCE this year 

Be sure to read this page 

We DO have the plants NOW 

Last summer and fall we managed to buy a considerable 
amount of stock — including many new things — to plant 
for propagation. In addition to this we followed our usual 
custom of planting back all rhizomes too small for the fill- 
ing of orders, and at the end of the shipping season all re- 
maining iris were transplanted to new ground. Thus we will 
have a crop of about eight acres of well grown iris for 1945. 

Our Tulips, Daffodils and Dutch Iris were contracted for 
last January and will be shipped by our own packing crew 
direct from Silverton. They are grown right in this area by 
reliable and experienced specialists and no finer quality 
bulbs are produced anywhere in the world. 

We MAY NOT have them LATER 

Here is what happened last year , . . 

Within 30 days after our catalogs had been placed in the mail we 
were sold out of 25% of the varieties listed. By the last of July we 
were obliged to refund on a startling percentage of orders. September 
found us out of almost all Dutch Iris, most Tulips, and many other 
bulbs. We were unable to fill almost all late iris orders. 

The reason for this is simple enough : the demand in this country for 
plants and bulbs is the greatest in history — and the available supply 
is about the smallest. Shortage of labor and difficulty in obtaining 
cartons and shipping materials has caused many growers to go out 
of business. Remaining dealers and growers find it impossible to meet 
the total demand, although all are doing their best. So . . . 

WHATEVER YOU DO, don't wait until late 
summer or fall to place your order! 

If you want delivery in late summer or early fall, place your order as 
early as possible and we will ship it at the time desired. And if you 
do order late, give us a list of substitutions or permission to use our 
best judgment in making substitutions. 


You will find two score of new iris varieties offered in this catalog for the 
first time. Among them are the pinks, MELANIE, MAJENICA, TEA 
new plicatas in PEACHBLOW, ROYAL SCOT and VISION OF 
MERZA; the lovely new blues. CLOUD CASTLE, BANDMASTER, 
and BLUE ZENITH; enchanting blends, such as ARAB CHIEF, 
FORTUNE'S FAVOR, CALDERILLA, to name a few. Then there 
Terms, Time of Shipment, are three brand new introductions from Dr. Kleinsorge — CASCADE 

etc.. Inside Back Cover. Be SPLENDOR, ALPINE GLOW and AUBURN. And finally, a new 

■mre to read before ordering. addition to the famous "\lohr"' family of iris, LADY MOHR, above. 



Zhe KleiHsorge Jntroductions for 

OR 1 5 years it has been our privilege to present to the public 
the "cream of the crop" from the garden of Dr. R. E. Kleinsorge 
here in Silverton. We do not do any iris breeding, leaving that 
to the Doctor, who in turn does no commercial iris business. 
.■ " Fortunate indeed are we, to be situated so close by and to be 

able to see each new seedling open for the first time ; then to watch 
their performance the following year, and finally select the most 
distinct and promising ones for you to enjoy in your gardens. 

During the winter just passed the Board of Directors of the American 
Iris Society voted to award to Dr. Kleinsorge the society's Medal for 
Achievement in hydridizing. In addition, two of his introductions, 
. Merit, and three of them won Honorable Mention: MEXICO, 


. V A large flower of subdued rose tones, bordering on lilac or pale 

• . . ,* violet. It has a slaty overcast suggesting the soft colors of 

■ . . . ■ - mountain valleys at sundown. The beard is gold and there is 

^ . some brown shading on the haft. A sturdy and well branched 

/ ' stalk 40 inches tall holds the self colored blossoms well aloft; late. 

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••; > Very large ruffled pink, tan and apricot blend, with extra heavy 

stalk 40 inches tall and bearing up to 10 flowers. Both stand- 
ards and falls are blended pink and tan with an undertone of 
gold; both are much ruffled at the edges. This ruffling is more 
, . . . pronounced than in any iris we have ever introduced and is 

most unusual in so large an iris. The orange beard and yellow 
style arms give it a great deal of life. It blooms quite late. 

AUBURN Each $10.00 

This is certainly a new color in iris — at least we have never 
seen anything like it. The name Auburn was selected because 
it seems especially suited to the flower. Both standards and 
falls are a coppery henna-brown, with an undertone of gold. 
This is a remarkably vivid iris and the color glows when seen 
a block distant. Very early, with 3fc)-inch stems. The standards 
are closed and the falls flare widely. A clump of this iris should 
create a sensation in the garden. 

Note: Last years introductions, CHAMOIS and GYPSY were sold so short that we 
had to withdraw them this year to increase our stock. We have only a feiu rhizomes 
each of BRYCE CANYON and GOLDBEATER for listing in this catalog. 



Each $10.00 

The World's 


ACTION FRONT (Cook, 1942) Ea. $6.00 

One of the new reds t rom Paul Cook : a huge flower ol 
glowing deep copperty red. with extra broad falls and 
solidly colored haft. Beard is brilliant yellow. A 
grand grower, with strong stalks and heavy foliage. 
Height 3 feet 

ADELANTO (Deforest, 1941) Ea. $3.00 

Standards of golden yellow ochre, with styles the 
same color; falls drooping, blended golden Buck- 
thorn brown, gold at the haft. A large flower on 
four-foot well branched stalk. 

ALASTOR (Spender, 1940) Each $2.00 

A newcomer from England and one ol the very tew 
exceptional irises originated there in recent years. 
This is a beautifully formed flower in deep pink 
tones, pronouncedly golden in the center, and with 
a golden hazel brown haft. Limited stock. A.M. 
A.l.S. 1941. 

ALBA SUPERBA (J. Sass, 1943) 

Each $25.00 

The newest and best white from the Sass Garden-- 
A huge pure white flower with domed standards and 
flaring falls, thick substance and well branched 
stalks. 40 inches tall. Verv few rhizomes to spare. 
H.M. A.l.S. 1Q43. 

ALLUMEUSE (Gage, 1938) 

Each 75c ; 3 for $2.00 

A great improvement on the old variety Sir Michael. 
Falls are sort of mahogany red. the standards bright 
violet blue, with bronze cast. Center is fiery orange, 
due especially to the golden beard. 40 inches tall, a 
rapid increaser, H.M, A.l.S. 1938. 

AND THOU (Graves, 1942) Each $7.50 

A self of palest Wedgwood blue, with a deeper blue 
flush in the center of the bloom. Beard deep blue, 
tipped white. Strong stalks with good branching, 
hearing large rounded flowers. 40 inches tall. H.M. 
A.l.S. 1942. 

ANGELUS (Egelberg, 1937) 

Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

In color a bright light pink, with slight lavender 
iridescence just below the lemon beard. Throughout 
the center there is a delicate infusion of lemon yellow- 
Large, shape of Depute Nomblot, 3 feet tall, and 
\erv late H.M. A.l.S. IQ3Q. 

ANITRA (H. Sass, 1936) 

Each 40c; 3 for $1.00 

.A silvery sky blue, pure in color, of great size and 
beautiful form. Possibly the best blue origination 
from the Sass Bros. 

APRICOT (Kleinsorge, 1938) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

This is a seedling of Far West, a solidly colored golden apricot self. Of 
medium size, with a slight fluting and ruffling in both standards and 
falls. Height about 3 feet. 

ARAB CHIEF (Whiting, 1944) 

Each $10.00 

An ins ol rich and brilliant coloring — \ ery near to burnt orange. It is 
a pure self of intense color value, of large size, pleasing form and has 
exceptionally vigorous growing and blooming habits. 

ARCTIC (Klein., 1940) Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00 

A new white and gold iris of gigantic proportions in flower, stalk and 
foliage. Of perfect form, with ruffled but closed standards and broad 
falls that are as smooth as white enamel. There is an area of bright 


yellow throughout the center of the flower that reminds one of Golden 
Treasure, but this iris is gleaming creamy white instead of creamy 
yellow, and the contrast is most striking. Established plants will pro- 
duce spikes four feet and over in height, with as many as six open 
flowers at one time. H.M. A.l.S. 1941, A.M. 1942 

AT DAWNING (Kirk., 1935) Each 35c; 3 for SOc 

Appropriately named flower of huge size, arbutus pink and brilliant 
rose, light yellow at the throat, with pearly suffusion in the standards. 

AUBANEL (Cayeux, 1935) 

Each $1.00 

This pink blend from France is one of the most beautiful irises ever re- 
ceived from that country and one of the nearest to pink in color. It is 
large and well formed, sort of shrimp-pink with a good deal of yellow 
in the center. Stock is scarce and we alwavs sell out. 


BALMUNG (H. Sass, 1939) 

Each $2.50 

Just about the finest, in our opinion, of all the Sass series ot 
yellow plicatas. A more yellow Siegrfied, with better form and 
carriage. Much larger than others of this series, with tall stems 
and good habits. Clean markings of brown etch both standards 
and falls. H.M. A.I.S. 1940. A.M. 1942. 

BANDMASTER (Hall, 1944) Each $7.50 

A very large vigorous growing and free blooming medium blue, 
a few shades lighter than The Admiral. The color holds up un- 
usually well. One of the bluest of irises, it received a Highly 
Commended award before its introduction. Form, substance 
and branching are good. 3b inches tall. H.VI. A.I.S. 1944. 

BATAAN (Klein., 1942) Each $5.00 

A \"cry dark blend of coppery plum, henna and rich brown. 
Freshly opened flowers exhibit a very pronounced henna cast, 
some of which is missing in the illustration. An attractive 
feature of this iris is its rather oval shape, the falls starting to 
flare widely and then gracefully curving downward and 
slightly backward at the tips — horizontally oval, not elon- 
gated. This provides an eyefull when viewed at any angle. 
Dr. Kleinsorge again gives us something apart .from the 
u^ual run of iris colors, in a plant with good growing 
habits, well branched stalks, and flowers above 
a\erage size. Height three feet or slightly over. 




Each $5.00 


AVONDALE (H. Sass, 1934) Each 40c 

Subdued shades of violet and copper, with a very vivid orange beard and inner 
glow. An iris which has attained great popularity for its unique color and general 

AZTEC COPPER (Klein., 1939) Each $2; 3 for $5.00 

A rare and subtle blend of smoky violets and delicate coppers, blended and 
washed together in lovely harmony to baffle description. Positively huge, with 
broad hafts and leatherv substance, wonderfuUv branched. 3ti to 40 in. H.M. 
A.I.S. 1940. 

AZURE SKIES (Pattison, 1943) Each $10.00 

Originally called "Summer Skies" by Mrs. Pattison, the originator, this is a self of 
pale azure blue with firm domed standards and flaring almost horizontal falls. The 
flowers are beautifully ruffled and have wide hafts, surmounted by a white beard. 
It has been declared by many who have seen it to be the most lovely of all light 
blue iris to date. 3fo inches. 

This was a sensation in our garden 
during the blooming season just ended. 
It is the tallest and probably the richest 
deep yellow that we have e\ er grown. The 
flowers are very large on well-branched stems 
that reach four feet in height. A new yellow 
from Carl Salbach that is worth much more than 
the modest price asked for a new introduction. 
H.M. A.I.S. 1944. 

BERMUDA SAND (D. Hall, 1939) Each $1.50 

A glorified and gigantic Jean Cayeux, both standards and falls 
heavily ruffled. Deeper in color than Jean Cayeux, a light 
coffee tan with a glint of gold. Freshly opened blooms are 
reddish gold. Strong growing with clean broad foliage and 
sturdy bloom stalks. It is one of the famous seedlings from 
David Hall of Wilmette, Illinois. 

BEVERLY (Lapham, 1939) Each $1.50 

This is a new iris most suitable for garden effect, decidedly 
pink in tone, increasing rapidly and blooming abundantly. 
Blooms are of good size, well shaped, and have a distinct 
edge of golden brown. Heavy yellow beard, slight gold reticu- 
lations. One of the new Lapham pinks. 

BIRCHBARK (Klein., 1940) Ea. 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A white Irom Dr. Kleinsorge, introduced in 1940. A very large 
flower, the falls broadly spreading and with a pronounced 
rounded shape. Solid clean white, with a very cool inner glow. 
Of medium height, to three feet, with splendid branching. 
One of the parents of "Arctic." 

BLUE SHIMMER (J. Sass, 1942) Each $12.50 

An entirely different plicata, clean sparkling white with an all- 
over pattern of clear blue stippling. The blue seems to be 
"peppered" on the white background in an even manner, 
rather than in the familiar button-hole-stitch style. The 
flowers are very large, full and rounded. Certainly one of the 
most outstanding irises of the past two or three seasons. H.M. 
A.I.S. 1942; A.M. 1944. 

BLUE ZENITH (Whiting, 1942) Each $3.50 

A large and tall campanula sky blue — one of the loveliest 
and best of the new blues. The flowers are slightly ruffled. 
Hardy and an easy grower. 

BONANZA (J. Sass, 1939) Each 50c ; 3 for $1.25 

Most >ellow of all the new type plicatas, with very rich 
ground color and thick veining of brown on the standards, 
less on the falls. A rapid growing and prolific flowering variety. 

BROWN THRASHER (Kirk., 1941) Each $15.00 

After a slow start this iris really came into its own last year. It 
has gorgeous color, a brilliant golden light brown with lustrous 
sheen — not velvety. The tall stems bear several well spaced 
blossoms of large size, shaped considerably like Copper Lustre, 
but far more alive and colorful. Altogether different from 
Tobacco Road, it is one of the very best brown irises and it 
really appears brown. H.M. A.I.S. 1940, A.M. 1943 


BRUNHILDE (Salbach, 1934) Each 40c ; 3 for $1.00 

Verv dark uniform violet-blue self, including an unusual blue beard. A 
most regal iris of great color intensity, with splendid stems and widely 
flaring blossoms. 

BUCKSKIN (Klein., 1 939) Each $1 .50 ; 3 for $4.00 

Bearing a most appropriate title, this iris is by far the best tan in our 
entire collection. The stalks rise to a height of four feet, bearing close 
to a dozen great blooms with large closed standards and wide flaring 
falls. Practically a self in color, it makes a magnificent companion to the 
blue of Great Lakes. 

BRYCE CANYON (Kleinsorge, 1944) Each $10.00 

A distinct and warm shade of henna-copper. In his efforts to produce 
an iris of pure henna coloring. Dr. Kleinsorge secured .some most inter- 
esting seedlings in tones of tan, brown, and bronze Out of this series 
wc selected Brvcc Canvon, so named because of the similarity to the 
mellow, yet glowing colors seen in the rock formations of one of the 
country's most colorful tourist attractions. It has especially broad 
hafts iarge rounded falls and finely held standards. Self colored, with 
bronze-yellow beard A huge flower on 3-foot stems. Early orders only. 

CHIEF POKING FIRE (DeForest, 1942) Each $6.00 

A new red with very wide standards and falls, the latter rounded anc 

CHINA MAID (Milliken, 1936) 

Each $1.00 

BUFFAWN (Andrews) 

Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

If you are looking for an iris of unusual coloring and with the most 
brilliant tangerine beard, this is it. A soft pinkish buff self, hard to 
describe, set off with a very red-orange beard. Nicely shaped, prolific 
blooming and attracts wide attention. 

CALDERILLA (DeForest, 1944) 

Each $15.00 

Self blend of tcrra-cotta, gold and cacao brown, with violet flush at 
end of the beard. A massive flower on strong 38-inch stalks with four 
branches. Wide closed standards. A fine new blend from the man who 
gave us Casa Morena. 

Here again we are confronted with the task of describing an indescribable 
iris! This is in shades of pink, golden copper, and lilac, smoothly blended 
together. Large size and fine form add to its high quality. H.M. A.I.S. 
1938, A.M. 1939. 

CHIPPEWA (Salbach, 1943) Each $7.50 

A new plicata in deep yellow tones. Standards clear deep yellow with 
slight brown markings near the haft. Falls pinard yellow, very heavily 
suffused and dotted brown. Strong yellow beard and a slight dash of 
cream in the center of the falls. 

CHRIST ABEL (Lapham, 1936) Each 75c 

Red . . . and it will not disappoint the most exacting critic. For sheer 
brilliance we rank it second only to the new Red Gleam from Mr. 
Lapham, the same originator. Glorious as a garden clump, almost a self, 
of large size, over 3 feet tall. H.M. A.I.S. 1936, A.M. 1938. 

CITY OF LINCOLN (H. Sass, 1936) Each $1.50 

Brightest, largest, and surely the finest of all variegatas. Clear golden 
yellow standards, broad fiery red falls, startling in their contrast. Of 
bold habit, one of the triumphs from Hans Sass. H.M. A.I.S. 1937, 
A.M. 1939. 

CLARET VELVET (Weed, 1940) Each $2.00 

One of the most velvety pieces of deep color that we have ever seen in 
an iris. Glowing blackish wine, without venation, set off by a pronounced 
burnt orange beard. Perfect form and good branching, but only about 
thirty inches in height. However, irises of such height are needed for 
the foreground. 

CALIFORNIA GOLD (Mitch , 1933) Each 30c ; 3 for 75c cLOUD CASTLE (Graves, 1944) 

By all odds the best value in a yellow iris at anywhere near the price. 
It is an easy grower and free bloomer, deep glittering yellow of very 
large size, and surpasses everything in its color except the recent 
novelties. We have a huge stock, hence the low price. 

CALIFORNIA PEACH (Salbach, 1941) Each $6.50 


Each $10.00 

Exquisite wisteria blue with mauve undertone, a very large and ma- 
jestic iris. The falls are slightly waved and ruffled, broad and widely 
flaring. The foliage and stalks are heavy, in keeping with the huge 
blossoms Standards are delicately fluted. A fit companion to Azure 
Skies, taller and more on the mauve side than blu:. H.M. A.I.S. 1944. 

A new pink-peach blend from California. This iris has much more gol 
and yellow in it than does China Maid. Well branched, with a very lor 
blooming season. H.M. A.LS. 1940. 

CAPITOLA (Reinelt, 1940) Each $2.00 

Bright reddish violet hybrid, quite similar to Wm. Mohr in appearance, 
but a much larger flower with a rosy-red effect. 

CAPRICCIO (DeForest, 1942) Each $4.00 

Delicate but distinct bicolor blend; standards bright yellow, falls yellow, 
overlaid onion skin pink, beard and styles yellow. 40 inches tall. 

CAPTAIN WELLS (Cook, 1941) Each $5.00 

Deep glossy maroon purple, a large, rich, solidly colored self, neat and 
finished in appearance owing to the almost entire absence of haft mark- 
ings, and to the subdued yellow of the beard. There is a wonderful 
"shine" to the whole flower. Considered by Paul- Cook, originator of 
Sable, as one of his very finest dark seedlings. H.M. A.I.S. 1942; 
A.M. 1943. 

CARVED IVORY (Essig) . Each 50c 

Large creamy ivory self with thick petals, about three feet in height. 
A California introduction and especially fine there. 

CASA MORENA (DeForest, 1943) Each $20.00 

Large flower of deep, glistening, rich brown. Same solid rich color on 
standards and falls. Styles yellowish; beard brownish orange. Closest 
color plates in Ridgway are Burnt Sienna and Chestnut. Not just a 
novelty, but a flower that adds an entirely new, rich note to the garden 
picture. Height 38 inches. H.M. A.I.S. 1944. 

CHARLOTTE MILLET (Cayeux, 1937) Each $1.50 

A new thing from France and one which created quite a stir last season. 
The color is bright reddish lilac in a shade that is both novel and 
beautiful. Very few plants. 

CHARM (Mitchell, 1937) Each 75c ; 3 for $2.00 

Quite a different tone of strawberry red, a bit lighter than most other 
reds, and with a slight smoky wash that seems to restrain the color. It 
is large in size, blooming somewhat late. 

CHEERIO (Ayres, 1934) Each 30c 

In the red class this has no peer at the same price. It is tall, vigorous, 
dependable, and a striking red iris in the garden. It holds the same 
position in this color that California Gold does amongst the yellows. 


Each $7.50 

A blend of the lovliest shades of cream yellow and rose pink. The golden 
heart of the flower seems to burst out from the orange beard into waves 
of softest pastel sunset shades. Slightly ruffled domed standards, wide 
semi-flaring falls. Introduced by Over-the-Garden-Wall ; a hardy and 
dependable novelty. 

COPPER LUSTRE (Kirk., 1934) Each 40c; 3 for $1.00 

Entirely different from all others, its great popularity has resulted not 
only from the odd and beautiful copper tone of its flowers, but also from 
the fact that it performs well in all sections of the country. It positively 
glows in its bright copper, gold, and pinkish tan blendings. Dykes 
Medal, 1938. Now sold at a price that will permit everyone to own it. 

COPPER PINK (Kellogg, 1941) 

Each $8.50 

Big pink blend with coppery su.Tusion at ths haft. There is some hluz 
shading on the midrib and th: style arm? are blu;. B;ard is orange- 
brown, and there is considerable gold about th; center. H.M . A. I S. 1942. 

COPPER ROSE (Cook, 1941) Each $6.00 

A smooth blending of old rose, tan and copper, brightened by a glow of 
golden yellow at center of flower. Standards between buff pink and 
Japan rose; falls between terra cotta and ochre red. The beard is yellow. 
Coloring is rich and bright, the flowers medium to large in size, with 
very wide standards and falls. H.M. A.I.S. 1942, A.M. 1943. 

CORAL MIST (Grant, 1941) 

Each $15.00 

This iris was recommended to us by one of the foremost critics of the 
American Iris Society, who stated that it was not only very near pink 
in color, but that it was unique among the pink blends. A medley of 
pink and deeper coral pink, with cinnamon flush. Large flowers with 
flaring form. Very limited stock. 

CORINTHE (Cayeux, 1934) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25 

A huge purple self, bishop's violet by Ridgeway, with an almost white 
beard, blooming at the very last of the season. 

DAYBREAK (Kleinsorge, 1941) Each $6.00 

A huge golden pink, with slight undertones of copper. The flowers are 
well shaped, with closed standards and falls that are semi-flaring, but 
there is a suggestion of ruffling in the entire blossom. It has excellent 
branching and the stems are three to four feet tall. The name is most 

This iris received an award of the American Iris Society in 1942, and 
reports of those who have seen it in many parts of the country indicate 
that it will be one of the most popular varieties that we have ever 
introduced. A.M. 1943. 


DEEP VELVET (Salbach, 1939) 

Each $3.00 

A striking Salbach introduction, one of the richest and best dark irises 
we have yet seen. Self colored in very dark, yet bright, blackish red 
purple with perfectly formed blossoms of very large size. Brownish 
suffusion at the haft, with deep bronze beard. H.M. 1941, A.M. 1942. 

DESTINY (Burgess, 1934) Each 40c ; 3 for $1.00 

A great heavy flower of deepest blackish bronze purple, with rich golden 
beard. From New Zealand, and it ranks as one of the truly fine novelties 
not recently produced in this country — there are so few of them. 

DISPLAY (Grant, 1942) Each $10.00 

One of the darkest and richest reds we have ever bloomed in our garden. 
Almost black in certain lights, it glows with a hidden fire in others. 
Described as Spanish red, shading to deep maroon. No veining at the 
haft; yellow beard flecked brown. About three feet tall. H.M. 1942, A.l.S. 

DOGROSE Each 40c ; 3 for $1.00 

Deep rose-pink self, on very tal' wiry stems. We originally imported 
this iris from England several years ago and have constantly had 
difficulty in keepmg enough stock to offer. A very free bloomer, it is of 
medium size but makes a most colorful and effective pink garden 
clump and is a beautiful cut flower in the house. 

DREAMCASTLE (Cook, 1943) Each $10.00 

An orchid pink self in which is combined great purity of color and 
standards and falls of exceptional width. A "cold" pink, not a blend, 
but the color is clear and bright. Domed standards and semi-flaring falls, 
the flowers 5 inches high by b inches wide; height 38 inches, well 
branched. The almost white beard tends to emphasize the solid pink 
effect. H.M. A.l.S. 1944. 

DUBROVNIK (Williamson, 1938) Each $1.00 

A brilliant rosy blend, richly toned with gold. It carries some blue in 
its makeup, too, but this is subdued by the golden-copper-rose effect. 
H.M. A.l.S. 1940. 

E. B. WILLIAMSON (Cook, 1937) Each 75c ; 3 for $2 

Glowing coppery red blend, a deeper and redder effect than Rosy Wings. 
Not to be confused with either the reds or the coppers, it stands in a 
special niche all its own. Large flowers of silky texture, fragrant, on 3- 
foot stems. Awarded the Gold Medal as finest iris in the Rome, Italy, 
trials. H.M. A.l.S. 1938, A.M. 1939. 

EDWARD L APHAM (Lapham, 1 942) Each $ 1 5. 00 

A very fine new red by the man who produced Red Gleam. We do not 
think that this iris is any redder than Red Gleam, however, although it 
has a very smooth finish and is more nearly self colored. The falls have 
an overlay of solid brown on the haft. H.M. A.l.S. 1940. 

ELIZABETH ANN (Lapham, 1940) Each $1.50 

This new pink iris is one of the very last to flower in our garden. Very 
tall, with as many as 1 1 blooms per stalk. A blend of pink shades, with 
much cream in its makeup. One of Lapham's new ones. 

ELMOHR (Loomis, 1942) Each $6.00 

A very rich red-violet seedling of Wm. Mohr. This is one of the most 
exciting new irises that we have ever grown, and it is quite likely to 
become the most popular of all Wm. Mohr seedlings when a lower price 
makes it available to the average gardener. The stems are at least three 
feet tall with excellent branching and a great number of huge blooms. 
H.M. A.l.S. 1942. A.M. 1943. 

ELSA SASS (H. Sass, 1939) Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00 

An entirely new shade of yellow, clear sulphur, with a greenish cast in 
its depths and a near white blaze near the haft. The blossoms are of 
large size, rounded in form, and slightly frilled at the edges. One of the 
most startling things ever released by the Sass Brothers. H.M. A.l.S. 
1939, A.M. 1941. A.M. 1944 

EROS Each 25c ; 3 for 60c 

Very tall salmon colored self, possibly the nea-'est to this color ideal that 
has ever been offered. The throat is lit with gold, giving it a special 

EXCLUSIVE (Grant, 1937) Each 60c 

A soft powder blue self, quite different from all other blues. Tall and 
stately, with blooms of perfect form and thick enamel finish. Just a 
suggestion of yellow in the center to liven it up. H.M. A.I S 1937 
A.M. 1939. 

FAIR ELAINE (Mitch., '38) Each $1.50; 3 for $3.75 

Standards are almost cream, the falls an emphatic yellow set off with 
a most fiery orange beard. This and the new Elsa Sass are truly distinct 
innovations in the field of yellow iris, now becoming so crowded H M 
A.l.S. 1939, A M. 1940. 

FAR WEST (Klein., 1 936) Each 50c ; 3 for $1 .25 

One of the loveliest of all blends, a rare medley of salmon and golden 
sand, of coral and henna, with a soft glow at the heart. It is of bold and 
sturdy growing habit, the big blooms well spaced on fine stalks reaching 
40 inches in height. A great bargain at-ihis price. H.M. A.l.S. 1937. 

FIESTA (White, 1936) Each $2.00 

Sparkling copper standards, apricot orange falls, a very gay affair i The 
large oval blooms are well held on 3-foot stems. From California and a 
bit tender in severe climates. H.M. A.l.S. 1935. 

FIRECRACKER (D. Hall, 1943) Each $7.50 

A glowing dark burgundy red plicata, with yellow trim. The flowers have 
good substance, are well formed and are carried on fairly well branched 
stout 32-inch stems. The depth and richness of color commands the 
attention of every visitor. 

FLAMELY (Cook, 1942) Each $6.50 

A red self, the color more orange than purple. Flowers medium large, of 
splendid shape, good substance and texture. The reddest seedling out of 
many hundreds raised from E. B. Williamson. One of the "four horse- 
men reds recently turned out by Paul Cook, the others being Action 
Front, Redward and Captain Wells. Each is distinct in color tone 
H.M. A.l.S. 1944. 

FLORA CAMPBELL (Hill, 1940) Each $2.00 

A new russet red, or perhaps "peach red" would be more appropriate. 
It has the deep, warm tones of brownish red seen on the darkly colored 
side of a ripe peach! A glowing, rich iris, very large and handsomely 
formed, not nearly well enough known. H.M. A.l.S. 1940. 

FLORA ZENOR (J. Sass, 1942) Each $5.00 

Something entirely different in color — a melting cameo pink that has 
been referred to as "like the foam on a strawberry soda." It has lines of 
heavier color near the haift, with a most startling shrimp-red beard. Not 
large, it is an iris to be enjoyed as a clump for its most novel color 
H.M. A.l.S. 1942; A.M. 1944. 

FLORENTINE (Cayeux, 1937) Each $2.00 

A plicata that is really different! The white ground color is entirely 
dotted with soft blue, with such an overall effect that the flower seems 
quite submerged in flaky blue dust. Enormous in size, with good 

FORTUNE (Kleinsorge, 1941) Each $3.50 

Solid and uniform old gold, a flower of startling size and of broadly 
spreading form. The color is not dull, but very much alive, due to a 
peculiar overlay of "rusty red, " which seems to come from nowhere but 
is apparent in all parts of the flower. This iris is a pronounced self from 
top to bottom, and it carries remarkably well in the garden. Of medium 
height, the gigantic blooms are on a level that permits full observation 
of their size and beauty.- 

FORTUNE'S FAVOR (DeForest, 1944) Each $20.00 

Really a giant in size, this new blend has about everything one could 
ask for in a good iris. The tan standards are broad and closed, the very 
wide fciUs are rounded and are colored a glistening tan overlaid with 
lavender flush. The whole flower is slightly waved and ruffled. It is 
lit up by an extra heavy deep yellow beard. Height 40 inches. 

FRANCONIA (Graves, 1942) Each $15.00 

Says a judge in A.l.S. Bulletin for July, 1943, "Dr. Graves has so many 
fine whites that it is difficult to single out the best. If this isn't the best, 
it is close to it and good enough for anyone!" As cool and classic as white 
marble, a gigantic and perfectly formed flower. H.M. A.l.S. 1942. 

FRANK ADAMS (Lapham, '37) Each 60c ; 3 for $1.50 

A tall and very well proportioned large new iris with rosy tan standards 
and rosy red falls. Produced by E. G. Lapham, of Elkhart, Indiana. 
Flowers, stalk and foliage are of unusually large size. H.M. A.l.S. 1938, 
A.M. 1940. 

FROSTED GLASS (Betcherer, 1943) Each $8.50 

Outstanding for its unusual color and its wonderful form. It is palest 
opalescent cream with frosty iridescence difficult to describe. Splendid 
form and heavy texture, with fine growing habits. 

FULL MEASURE (DeForest, 1941] 

Each $5.00 

Fascinating deep orange yellow with analine yellow undertone that adds 
to the depth of color. Standards are arched, falls half flaring, with deep 
orange beard. This and Late Sun are two new yellows from the same 
introducer, both of top quality and they will surely become immensely 
popular when better known. 

GALLANT LEADER (Wiesner, 1939) 

Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

Broad and well arched standards of deep rose red, falls velvety maroon 
touched with coppery gold at the haft. A big and impressive iris that 
recalls the old but fine Depute Nomblot, being much richer and more 
bronze-red in color. H.M. A.l.S. 1939 


GARDEN FLAME (H. Sass, 1941) Each $10.00 

A very deep rose-mahogany, if you can imagine such a color. Called 
red by some judges, it is nearer garnet, with a deep rose and brown area 
about the center. It has no haft markings, making it one of the richest 
and most handsome of all dark irises. Large, with very broad falls, and 
it blooms quite late. H.M. A.I.S. 1940, A.M. 1943. 

GARDEN GLORY (Whiting, 1943) Each $10.00 

A pure self of rich Bordeaux red. A seedling from Red Douglas crossed 
with Garden Magic. This is one of the nearest to true red of any of the 
irises ever flowered in our gardens; pure, deep and rich, with no haft 
venation whatsoever. Smoothly finished, with deep bronze-gold beard. 
Height 33 inches. 

GARDEN MAGIC (Grinter, 1936) Each $1.50 

After eight years this continues to hold a place right up front amongst 
the best of red irises. A very late, very large, and very velvety deep red 
self, it increases slowly and the demand always exhausts the supply. 
H.M. A.I.S. 1937. 

GAYOSO (Williams, 1943) Each $10.00 

A most brilliant yellow iris, even more intensely rich and colorful than 
its parent. Golden Hind. Both standards and falls are slightly frilled. 
Mr. Williams has been working for years to get a superior yellow out of 
Golden Hind and this is the pick of the entire lot. 

GLEN ELLEN (Connell, 1939) Each $2.00 

Luminous golden tan with a bronzy suffusion on the falls. Flowers 
are very large on well branched three-foot stems H.M. A.I.S. 1939. 

GLORIOLE (Gage, 1933) Each 40c; 3 for $1.00 

An iris of huge size with pale blue petals overlaid with frosty crystal-like 
particles. Wonderfully well formed and a noble flower. Height 40 inches. 
Color sometimes called "ice blue." H.M. A.I.S. 1933, A M. 1935. 

GLOWPORT (DeForest, 1939) Each 40c; 3 for $1.00 

Solidly colored glowing wine red, devoid of haft markings, with bronze 
yellow beard. Introduced in 1939 on its merit as an exceptional red iris, 
it has now proven to be a most reliable fall bloomer in various parts of 
the country. Tall and well branched. 

GOLDBEATER (Kleinsorge, 1944) Each $10.00 

This is the oft-mentioned yellow of the A.I.S. Bulletins, a solidly 
colored chrome yellow self that has invariably drawn praise from 
judges. It is all yellow, deep and bright, without markings or blendings 
of any kind and the buds themselves are like gobs of deep yellow paint. 
A good grower, fast increaser, and will make a glorious garden display. 
Large flowers, three feet tall, excellent branching. Sold short last season. 

GOLDEN EAGLE (D. Hall, 1942) Each $3.50 

Brilliant light yellow, with a satiny sheen. One of the largest of all 
irises, it is clear even yellow throughout, without a trace of amber or 
other shadings. A rapid increaser and easy grower, Mr. Hall considers 
it one of the best he has ever turned out. H.M. A.I.S. 1942. 

GOLDEN FLEECE (J. Sass, 1940) Each $10.00 

Since the reader might suppose from the name that this iris is another 
deep yellow, we call special attention to the fact that it is actually a 
lemon-colored flower, with creamy falls edged gold — wholly unlike any 
other yellow iris. It is beautifully ruffled, huge in size, tall and a good 
grower. At Nashville, during the A.I.S. meeting in 1941, it stood out as 
one of the most noteworthy of all new introductions. H.M. A.I.S. 1940, 
A.M. 1942. 

GOLDEN HIND (Chadburn, 1934) Each 40c ; 3 for $1 .00 

The deepest golden yellow of all. Of medium size and height, with 
horizontal falls, it is the yellow used as a standard by most breeders in 
their efforts for the perfect solid yellow. Very fast increaser and makes 
a startling golden mass in the garden. A.M. A.I.S. 1937. 

GOLDEN MADONNA (Essig, 1940) Each $1.50 

An Essig-Salbach introduction of 1940, creamy white and soft primrose 
combination, hardly to be classed with the yellows but rather as a 
cream. Very large, with domed standards and semi-flaring falls 40 inches 
in height. 

GOLDEN MAJESTY (Salb.,'38) Each $1 ; 3 for $2.50 

For a deep yellow with all good habits — one that carries no markings 
' and does not fade — we can recommend Golden Majesty above all others 
in this price field. A big flower with broad falls and closed standards, it 
has proven reliable everywhere and was runner-up for the Dykes Medal. 
H.M. A.I.S. 1939. A.M. 1940. 

GOLDEN SPANGLE (Cassebeer, 1944) Each $10.00 

Deeper yellow than Golden Fleece, but with somewhat similar arrange- 
ment of color pattern. Domed yellow standards; falls clear white with 
heavy gilding of rich yellow forming a complete border. The orange 
beard brings out in sharp contrast the white area of the falls. Tall, with 
many flowers beautifully poised. H.M. A.I.S. 1944. Few plants. 

GOLDEN SPIKE (Whitmg, 1940) Each $4.00 

Along with Spun Gold and one or two others, this ranks at the very top 
amongst the deep golden yellows of today. It is so yellow, and has such 
a heavy orange-yellow beard, that those who view it for the first time 
are almost left gasping! The form is rather oval, with slightly ruffled 
standards, and there are several flowers open at once. Very large, it 
withstands rain and sun alike. A novelty well worth the money. H.M. 
A.I.S. 1940, A.M. 1942. 

GOLDEN TREASURE (Schreiner, 1936) 

Each 50c; 3 for $1.25 

Solid deep cream, but with an outpouring of rich golden orange all 
about the central portion of the flower. Tall, perfectly branched, very 
floriferous, it will stand out in a planting of hundreds of varieties. 
H.M, A.I.S. 1936, A.M. 1938. 

GRAND CANYON (Kleinsorge, 1941) Each $3.00 

An odd blend of rather deep tones of plum and copper and gold. En- 
tirely different from any iris we have ever introduced, it calls to mind 
the new French iris Charlotte Millet, but is deeper and far more colorful. 
Possesses attractive form in its suggestion of ruffling without loss of bal- 
ance. An iris to be admired at close range, and one which we surmise 
would be especially suited to bringing indoors and associated with ori- 
ental rugs. About 40 inches tall, perfectly branched, and it flowers over a 
very long season. The individual blooms are of very large size and hold 
up splendidly in any weather. H.M. A.I.S. 1943; A.M. 1944. 

GREAT LAKES (Cousins, '38) Each $1.75; 3 for $4.50 

A new clear blue self, produced in Canada by Lyman Cousins, of 
London, Ontario. A broadly spreading regal type of flower, with hand- 
some foliage and finely branched 4-foot stalks. Color is about the same 
shade as Shining Waters. H M. A.I.S. 1939, A.M. 1940, Dykes Medal 

GUDRUN (Dykes, 1931) Each 25c; 3 for 60c 

Heavily textured enormous white, with petals like those of a magnolia. 
A warm or creamy white, with brilliant orange beard and a slight gold 
dust sprinkling o\'er the entire bloom. A constant winner at the shows. 

GYPSY BARON (Schreiner, 1942) Each $10.00 

Very deep blue-purple plicata. The falls are marbled rather than 
stitched, giving the flower a much darker appearance than usual in 
the plicata type. 

HAPPY DAYS (Mitchell, 1934) Each 30c ; 3 for 75c 

A giant of a flower, smooth light yellow in color. Inclined to lush growth 
and in severe climates should be afforded some protection, but it amply 
rewards this extra care. We can now supply it at a figure any gardener 
can afford. 

HARRIET THOREAU (Cook, 1944) Each $10.00 

A new and delightful orchid pink self of individuality and style. Tall 
and strong stems; the flowers large and of substantial build with color 
that is clear and bright, with slightly waved petals. 38 inches in height 
and branched well; a strong grower. 

ICY BLUE (Weed, 1940) Each $2.00 

The lighest blue self in the list. This iris is just about perfect in every 
way — a gigantic bloom, beautifully formed, amply branched, and the 
stalks reach fourj feet or over. Almost white, the color is clearly defined 
as lightest delicate blue. The beard is orange. National Iris Gardens' 
finest introduction. H.M. A.I.S. 1941 

ID ANHA (Kleinsorge, 1942) Each $3.00 

A very tall pronounced bi-color with apricot-yellow standards and 
pinky-lavender falls. A profuse bloomer on stalks that reach four feet, 
widely and abundantly branched, making it ideal for garden effect. 
Viewed as a clump, it gives the impression of a mass of apricot-tan and 
pink. Individual blossoms are very large, well spaced and long lasting. 

ILLUSION (Kleinsorge, 1943) Each $7.50 

An Ormohr seedling, altogether different from either the parent or any 
others in this series, but with the peculiar elusive different air about it 
that marks these Wm. Mohr hybrids. ILLUSION is delicate lilac pink 
in color, with tawny brown overlay on the haft and a brown tipped 
beard having a slight crest at the end. The very last iris to flower in our 
garden, it is a mass of huge blooms of ethereal lilac pink color, but 
slightly smaller in size than Ormohr. Well branched, about 30 inches 
tall, with some stems slightly taller. 

IMPERIAL BLUSH (Sass, 1932) Each 25c ; 3 for 60c 

Tall free flowering blush pink, reaching 40 inches in height This does 
not carry any of the yellow influence of most pinks, but a lemon beard 
adds an interesting touch. 

INDIANA NIGHT (Cook, 1942) Each $10.00 

A seedling from Sable, very much the same color. Rich and lustrous, 
a deep velvety blackish purple, with 38-inch stems that are well 
branched. Awarded and H.M. by the A.I.S. in 1942 and A.M. in 1944 
Very few rhizomes. 


JAKE (Long-Sass, 1943) 

Each $1.50 LORD DONGAN (Smith, 1940) 

Each $7.50 

A white white, with no other color in it ; a very large flower, well lormed, 
free blooming and an easy grower. The introducer says that this is the 
white iris that everybody has been waiting for, at a price everyone can 

JASPER AGATE (Mrs. T. Williams, 1943) Each $17.50 

A true self, a distinct new shade of gold-copper-red with an underlying 
copper pink tone throughout the entire flower. Hard to describe, it is 
really a new color to the iris spectrum, with smooth velvety finish and 
no veining. H.M. A.I.S. l')44. 

JEAN CAYEUX (Cayeux, 1931) Each 30c; 3 for 75c 

A smooth, soft, light buff, described by some as "coffee colored ' The 
stems are tall and well balanced in branching with a long season of 
bloom. A very distinct iris. 

JOYCETTE (J. Sass, 1932) 

Each 35c ; 3 for 90c 

Dark maroon red. practically a self This iris is a vigorous grower, with 
very strong straight and well branched stems, often bearing several 
open flowers at the same time Flowers large and very well formed, 

JUNALUSKA (Kirk., 1934) Each 40c ; 3 for $1.00 

One of the finest novelties in commerce: a unique blend of red. copper, 
rose and gold The effect is copper-red. An early bloomer, very tall and 
perfectly branched A runner-up for the Dykes medal in 1938. H.M. 
A 1,S. IQlb. A M. 1^37. 

KALINGA (Kleinsorge, 1934) Each 35c; 3 for 90c 

Huge cream self, outstanding not only as an exhibition spike, but as a 
garden specimen as well The broad spreading ivory-textured blooms 
generally come out in groups of three or four simultaneously, and each 
stalk will carry from twelve to fifteen blossoms. H.M A I S 1930 

LADY MOHR (Salbach, 1944) Each $30.00 

Shown on page 3, facing the inside front cover A new and altogether 
different addition to the interesting Wm Mohr family of iris, this one 
brings a color combination previously unknown in the tall bearded 
group. Standards are "oyster white," huge and slightly fluted, with 
strong midribs. The falls are pale chartreuse or greenish yellow, with 
prominent veining. There is a very prominent dark patch surrounding 
the heard. Lady Mohr. while having the appearance of an oncocyclus 
iris, has three-foot stems, is well branched and produces many flowers 
to the stalk. The blooms are not fragile and last for many days in either 
sun or rain. H.M. A I S IQ44. 

LADY NAOMI (Fay, 1941) 

Each $5.00 

A tall and huge plicata, with white ground entirely overlaid and 
speckled blue. There is a brownish cast near the center, and a brilliant 
orange beard We like it better than any other blue plicata H.M. 
A.I.S. 1942. 

LAKE HURON (J. Sass, 1942) 

Each $5.00 

A very deep and intense blue, many, many shades darker than such 
blues as Great Lakes. When first unfurling, the falls are almost blue- 
black, but when fully opened they are exceptionally blue. Standards 
are also very blue, and the golden yellow beard serves to emphasize 
the color. 

LANCASTER (Cook, 1940) Each $3.50 

Very broad petaled coppery rose blend. It might be described as a 
coppery old rose, with very broad falls. This is a uniquely colored iris 
from Paul Cook, originator of Sable H.M. A.I.S. 1941. 

LATE SUN (DeForest, 1940) Each $2.00 

A new yellow that made a hit when shown in Massachusetts. The b-mch 
flowers are held on stems that reach 42 inches. Color is an odd shade of 
deep yellow, with red gold overlay and deep orange beard. From Fred 
DeForest, who introduced Salar. H.M. A.I.S. 1942 

LIGHTHOUSE (Salbach, 1936) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

A very bright rose blend, of hold growing habit, with enormous blos- 
soms. Standards are a blend of rose and yellow, falls coppery old rose, 
with a very bright beard and glowing center Perfectly hardy, rapid 
increaser; an iris that is certain to add life to your planting H M. 
A.I.S. 1937, A.M. 1940. 

L. MERTON GAGE (Lapham, 1942) Each $7.00 

Light raspberry pink and cream yellow, the garden effect being a light 
pink without orchid or lilac tones. Flowers are of medium size, produced 
in great profusion on quite tall stems. It is a rampant grower, with one 
rhizome often throwing two or three stalks of bloom. H.M. A.I.S. 1942. 


A stunning creation with broad standards of Chinese violet and extra 
velvety falls of deepest pansy violet, set off with a very thick intense 
pale yellow beard An A I S judge who should know says that this iris 
is Kenneth Smith's finest. H Vl. A I S 1940. 

LORI MAY (DeForest, 194i; 

Each $6.00 

Harmonious daphne pink, a genuine find in the popular pink class. 
This iris has very thick petals, excellent flaring form, and is especially 
fine as a clump. Good sized blooms, very close to true pink H M. 
A IS 1044 

LOS ANGELES (Mohr-Mitchell, 1927 Ea. 35c; 3 for 90c 

A beautiful white and blue plicata that ranks, despite the many years 
it has been in commerce, with the best irises of the present day Almost 
entirely white, with blue stitching at the base of the standards and on 
the falls near the haft. The blue style-arms and golden beard give it 
great distinction. ,A.M, A.I.S, 1944 

LOUISE BLAKE (K. Smith, 1943) Each $17.50 

Of the Amigo type, with pale sky blue standards and velvety blue- 
purple falls edged sky blue. The standards and border on the falls are 
lighter than those of Amigo and it is said to grow taller than this fine 
\'arietv HM A, I S 1944, Very few plants. 

LOUVOIS (Cayeux, 1936) 

Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

Brown, deep rich and velvety, like the lustrous fur of an animal. The 
new French sort has been one of the surprises of the past two years. 
Standards are a decided brown tone, the falls exceedingly dark brown, 
edged to match standards, A M, A, I S 193Q 

LULLABY (D. Hall, 1943) 

Each $5.00 

Termed by some an apple blossom pink, by the originator an orchid 
pink. It is a luscious color and a remarkably rampant grower and free 
bloomer The flowers are large, with standards and falls the same color, 
showing no haft markings Both substance and form are good and the 
38-inch stems do not require staking 

MAIDEN BLUSH (D. Hall, 1943) 

Each $5.00 

When asked to describe the color of this flower, most people say apricot, 
and the originator says he is willing to let it go at that. It is a rich and 
pleasing self, with no haft markings, has domed standards and flaring 
falls, and the substance is very heavy Large blooms are carried on well 
branched 36-inch stems. 

MAJENICA (Cook, 194i; 

Each $8.00 

Distinct new pinkish blend with a tinge of salmon, A pleasing flower in 
every way with wide petalled standards and falls. It brings the lovely 
color of the popular Eros into a much better formed flower. Three feet 
tall, widely branched. H.M. A, I S, I<543, 

MANDALAY (D. Hall, 1943) 

Each $5.00 

A smooth reddish rose self, a new and very attractive color Dave Hall 
has given us some marvelous new irises, and this is said to be tops 
amongst his latest releases It has domed standards and flaring falls, 
good branching and stout stems. 

MARIMBA (DeForest, 1943) 

Each $8.00 

A 3t>inch smooth clean solid cinnamon self, from a new introducer 
who IS turning out some distinctive new things, 

MAROUITA (Cayeux, 1931) Each 50c 

A well named iris in brilliant ivory yellow, with ochraceous maroon 
veinings on the falls. Standards are ivory deepening to sulphur at the 
base. Falls are the same color, but are entirely lined maroon. Always 
a sellout A M, A, I S, 193b. 

MARY E. NICHOLLS (NichoUs, 1939) Each $2.00 

Although not a most recent introduction, this unique white iris is one 
of the most popular put out within the past few seasons It has the clear, 
smooth, heavy finish of creamy white kid, with a dull green-gold overlay 
at the haft. Beautiful form, medium in size, a prolific bloomer and fast 
increaser, HM A I S 1940. AM, 1943, 

MASTER CHARLES (Williamson, 1943) Each $7.00 

A rich glowing mulberry iris with definite charm and flare to the form. 
Standards are true purple, with blackish sheen, blending to brown at 
the base Falls the same color, with rich brown on the haft. Beard mul- 
berry purple tipped brown. Vigorousand free flowering, H.M, A, 1 ,S, I'344. 

MATTERHORN (J. Sass, 1938) Each $1.50 

We think that this is the most beautiful pure white we have ever grown. 
Even the beard is white A delicate iris, despite the fact that it is large 
in size. Rather slender stems, very well branched. 3 feet or over H M. 
A.I.S. 1938, A.M. 1940. 

Each 50c ; 3 for $1.25 MATULA (H. Sass, 1939) 

Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A little gem for color and a little giant in size Most brilliant clear 
golden yellow standards, rich dark chestnut falls, bordered yellow. It 
is not a dwarf, but the stems are slender and not as tall as the average 
bearded iris. For a riot of color try a few plants of Lodestar Very small 
rhizomes but a good increaser. 

A beautiful blend of brilliant rose, rich orange, crimson and buff This 
is one of the latest sensations from those wizards, the Sass Brothers. 
The flower is very large, with long falls that are waved and crimped, 
as are those of Midwest Gem This makes a mighty handsome pair. 
H.M, A.I.S. 1939 


MAY DAY (D. Hall, 1939) 

Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Apricot -salmon, a luscious color with an overlay of copper. Large 
flower, with pointed standards. Very tall stems, well branched, make it 
a colorful garden subject. This is the parent of many of Mr. Hall's 
newest sensational blends. H.M. A.I.S. 1939. 

MELANIE (Hill, 1941) Each $3.00 

This splendid new light pink comes to us as the finest introduction of 
H. M. Hill, of LaFontaine, Kansas. Color is orchid pink, close to true 
pink, and there are as many as five flowers open at once on the 40-inch 
stems. You will not be disappointed in this pink iris. H.M. A.I.S. 1941. 

MELITZA (Nesmith, 1940) Each $3.00 

Pale ivory-flesh, particularly effective in dull weather. Much of the 
unusual color effect of this iris is derived from the fiery tangerine orange 
beard. No iris that we have ever grown has increased so rapidly, and it 
is perfectly hardy, having been originated in New England. H.M. A.I.S. 
1940. A.M. 1942. 

MEXICO (Kleinsorge, 1943) Each $7.50 

Gay and brilliant, a blended bi-color of buff golden standards and broad 
plush-like falls of glowing red brown. Now there are many irises in this 
color combination, but this one is not the ordinary variegata type that 
you might expect. In the first place, it is a perfectly gigantic flower, with 
the falls slightly waved at the edges. And then there is a coppery orange 
suffusion about it that makes it appear more as a blend than a definite 
bicolor. This is another of the very latest varieties, extending the iris 
season after most other have passed by. H.M. A.I.S. 1944. 

MIDWEST GEM (H. Sass, 1937) Each 75c 

One of the very best new Sass varieties, a beautiful self of pale apricot 
yellow, lightly flushed pink. Immense in both stalk and flower, it par- 
ticularly attracts those who first see it because of the odd crimped petals. 
H.M. A.I.S. 1937. 

MING YELLOW (Glutzbeck, 1938) 

Each $2.00 

A yellow without a fault — clear, rich, smooth without venation, big and 
slightly waved. Habit of growth similar to Depute Nomblot. Mrs. 
Pattison considers it the most sensational iris she has ever grown, and 
so states in her catalog. H.M. A I S 1938, A.M. 1941. 

MINNIE COLOUIT (H. Sass, 1942) Each $5.00 

Massive white plicata, entirely different from all others. It has a broad 
band of wine-purple stitching at the edges of the enormous flaring falls, 
and this same color is repeated in the standards. The whole flower is 
slightly ruffled. A thoroughly fine iris in every way and a husky grower. 
H.M. A.I.S. 1943. 

MISS CALIFORNIA (Salb.,'36) Ea. 60c; 3 for $1.50 

Gigantic lilac pink, with the growing habits of Dauntless, one of its 
parents. One of the most satisfactory varieties we have ever grown, it 
makes great fans of purple -tinged foliage, produces a wealth of 4-foot 
stalks of great pink-toned blooms, and lasts over a very long period. We 
think that it displaces that fine old variety, Frieda Mohr. H.M. A.I.S. 

MISSOURI (Grinter, 1933) 

Each 50c 

A famous clear blue that won the Dykes medal in 1937. The color is 
particularly fine when afforded light shade from the afternoon sun. 
Stock still limited. 

MISTY GOLD (Schreiner, 1943) 

Each $10.00 

A lovely gold spangled, lemon colored iris — lemon toned and gold 
braided. Imagine the variety Elsa Sass with broad petals, nicely 
rounded, fluted at the edges, and with a golden perimeter as a trim and 
you have Misty Gold. 

MISTY ROSE (Mitchell, 1943) 

Each $6.00 

A soft and subdued shade of pink or rose, brownish below the beard; 
well named, for it appears to wear a thin film or veil. The name was 
originally Dusty Rose, but this proved to be unavailable, A big flower, 
four feet tall, with low and widely branched stalks. Cur pick of the new 
ones from Carl Salbach. 

MME. LOUIS AUREAU (Cayeux, 1934) Each 50c 

This heavily dotted and sanded plicata from Cayeux is a rival of the 
series now so popular from the Sasses. It has a ground color of silvery 
white, closely netted with rosy heliotrope. A very large blossom. A.M. 
A.I.S. 1939. 

MODISTE (D. Hall, 1938) Each $1.00 

A beautiful self of pale mauve, much different from other pale blues 
and lavenders now available. In color it is similar to the old and lovely 
"Mile. Schwartz," but MODISTE is a flower of broad hafts, full 
rounded shape, and ideal growing habits. Stems are heavy, well branched, 
and around 40 inches tall. 

MOHRSON (White, 1935) Each 60c ; 3 for $1.50 

A deep violet colored seedling of Wm. Mohr. with darker veins and a 
rich bronzy gold beard. Here is a spectacular flower, one of the very 
largest, ruffled and crinkled. 

MOLLY MAY (DeForest, 1944> 

Each $10.00 

Large cream-pink blend with falls of slightly deeper tone than standards, 
and still deeper coloring at the haft. Orange beard and yellow style-arms. 
Height three feet. 

MOONLIGHT MADONNA (J. Sass, 1943) Each $7.50 

Of the same shade of lemon-ice as Elsa Sass, with better form, larger 
flowers, and distinctive ruffling. Self colored, it is the lemon toned iris 
we have all been waiting for. H.M. A.I.S. 1943. 

MOONLIT SEA (J. Sass, 1943) Each $10.00 

Very striking novelty in color effect, rich indigo blue with solid golden 
heart. The falls are actually white, but are overlaid deep blue toward 
the center. The haft, however, is solid yellow, as is the beard and style 
arms. This is something entirely different. Quite large flowers on 3-foot 
stems. H.M. A.I.S. 1943. 

MOROCCO ROSE (Loomis, 1937) Each $1.50 

Very large rose-pink self, with soft yellow glow at the heart and brownish 
cast about the haft. We believe it to be the nearest to genuine pink of 
any iris in this catalog. Unlike most iris of this color, Morocco Rose is 
a really big flower. 


Each 40c; 3 for $1.00 

This is a more deeply colored flower than Noweta, which it resembles 
in type. It has, however, an overtone of buffy apricot, setting it apart 
from other pinks. Also, it is a very large flower, with rather long falls 
and pronounced crinkling. 

MT. WASHINGTON (Essig, 1937) Each $1.50 

A giant white with the form of Shining Waters. Very tall, wide at the 
hafts, and broadly flaring, it ranks with the leaders among the new 
whites. H.M. A.I.S. 1939, A.M. 1940. 

MULBERRY ROSE (Schreiner, 1941) Each $8.00 

Aptly described by the name, this new iris is actually something new 
and different in coloring. Very tall stems hold the large self colored 
blooms well aloft, and the branching is good. A soft and pleasing color, 
most unusual, it might be termed a deep pinkish mulberry, strongly 
shaded brown. The heavy bronze beard is an added asset Broad foliage 
and big rhizomes. H.M. A.I.S. 1943; A.M. 1944. 

NARAIN (Shuber, 1936) 

Each 35c 

A silky intense indigo blue, with blue beard on a cream throat but with- 
out veinings. Rather early, with immense foliage and very large flowers. 
One of the best blues at any price. 

NED LEFEVRE (Lapham, 1942) Each $4.00 

Standards coppery salmon, falls deep pinkish orange. Beard is rich 
orange. A highly colored blend with every good point, huge plant, tall 
and well branched stalks. Mr. Lapham puts out few irises — this is one 
of his very best and it made a great hit in 1944. A wonderful garden 

NIGHTINGALE (D. Hall, 1942) Each $5.00 

The color of this iris is really new, a glistening golden russet. Perhaps a 
copper-gold would help you to visualize it. At any rate, it is surely a 
glorious and pleasing color, and the flowers are of large size and on good 
stout stems. Both standards and falls are of like color, even the beard 
being in harmony. Height 3 feet. H.M. A.I.S. 1944. 

NYLON (Whiting, 1940) '< ' Each $2.00 

Coppery tan self with very heavy gold beard. The flowers are extra 
large and the stalks well branched. This is an iris you will like, and one 
which has not received sufficient comment. 

OLA KALA (J. Sass, 1943) 

Each $15.00 

Each year there are one or two new irises that^everyone talks about. In 
1943 Ola Kala was one of these. Just now we have an abundance of fine 
deep yellow irises, but here is one that perhaps outdoes all the others 
for depth of color and in addition is heavily ruffled! Medium large 
flowers on nicely branched 3ti-inch stalks. So yellow it is almost on the 
orange side. H M. A.I.S. 1943, 

OLD PARCHMENT (Klein., 1939) Each $2; 3 for $5 

A light creamy tan, with golden buff overlay, a most unusual color 
break and a distinctly beautiful new iris. Standards are domed and 
closed, falls flaring and rather tailored in appearance. A perfectly huge 
bloom, heavy of substance, and the longest lasting variety in our 
garden. A Kleinsorge introduction of 1939 that we consider the most 
outstanding recent iris next to Prairie Sunset. H.M. A I S. 1940, 
A.M. 1941. 


ORANGE FLAME (Salbach, 1940) Each $3.50 

Standards golden orange of exceptional brilliance, falls semi-(laring 
and of fiery copper red. A larger, taller and more orange colored Radiant, 
with glowing beards and finely netted haft. This is a seedling of Copper 
Lustre crossed with Radiant. 

OREGON TRAIL (Kleinsorge, 1943) Each $10.00 

A big heavy textured flower in smoothly blended shades of tawn\' 
salmon. There is a rich gold heard and odd soft brown areas surmount- 
ing the broad falls. This distinct blend of rich colors, much deeper and 
more vivid than such things as Far West and Fiesta, ranks along with 
Old Parchment, Tobacco Road and Aztec Copper for sheer individuality 
Medium in height, 3 feet or slightly over, with heavy stems and large 
flowers; very late. Shown in color on page 4, 

ORMACO (Kleinsorge, 1942) Each $8.00 

From a cross of Ormohr and Aztec Copper, Dr Kleinsorge secured this 
first seedling of the famous Ormohr. The color is an odd blend of violet 
with much bronze and brown, especially about the center. The whole 
flower has a metallic cast. Not as large as Onnohr, but an extra large 
iris nevertheless. As with Ormohr, the stems are branched and produce 
several blossoms per stalk, but it is not as tall as the parent. 

ORMOHR (Klein., 1937) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

One ot the largest irises in existence, and especially noteworthy because 
it is a seedling of Wm. Mohr. It reaches 40 inches in height, with several 
great blooms on well branched stems. Perfectly hardy and a producer of 
seed and a new race of seedlings. The color is pale lilac with a silvery 
cast, veined violet. H M. A.I.S. 1939, A,M, 1940. 

ORLOFF (H. Sass, 1937) Each 60c ; 3 for $1.50 

New pUcata of good size and most unusual coloring, being a sort of 
cinnamon brown in effect. The ground color is deep cream, heavily 
dotted and etched red-brown, with considerable gold near the center 
Throws several spikes per rhizome, but increases rapidly even so, 
H.M. A.I.S. 1937. 

OZONE (J. Sass, 1935) Each 40c 

A peculiar and subtle shade of rosy lavender, the same in standards and 
falls, with a pronounced copper area throughout the center. Large and 
of ideal shape, a fine grower. H.M. A.I.S. 1936, A.M. 1938. 

PACIFIC SUNSET (Salbach, 1944) 

Each $7.50 

An appealing big blend in old rose, gold and pink. Standards old r<^sc 
shading to gold at the base; falls light amaranth pink shading to gold 
on outer edges and upper half. Beard bright gold. 3-foot well branched 
stem. Perfect form with ruffled standards. 

PATRICIA (H. Sass, 1939) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Pure white, both standards and falls hca\ ily ruffled. 1 his is a medium 
sized flower, about 34 inches tall, a gem for creating a mass of white 
bloom in the garden. Rapid increaser and very free flowering 

PEACHBLOW (H. Sass, 1943) Each $5.00 

A pinkish plicata with yellow ground cover. The combination of soft 
yellow and pink gives it a very "peachy" appearance. This is another 
and quite different iris in the interesting Sass plicata series. 

PEACH GLOW (Kleinsorge, 1943) Each $7.50 

A seedling of Daybreak and another truly beautiful almost true peach- 
pink iris. While the individual flowers are large and perfectly propor- 
tioned, it is as a garden clump that this lovely creation is startlingly 
effective. The tall wiry stems bear a great number of flowers which last 
from early mid-season to late. As colorful and luscious as a bowl of 
Georgia peaches. 

PERSIAN PRINCE (H. Sass, 1941) Each $5.00 

A variegata of the City of Lincoln type with solidly colored falls. 
Standards are bright yellow, falls flaring and solid maroon-brown. 
H.M. A.I.S. 1942. 


Each $10.00 

Chamois skin-pink sell, a peculiar and enchanting shade unlike an\- 
thing else. There seems to be a fleeting buff undertone, but strangely 
enough you just can't put your finger on it , A crisp and clean cut flower, 
flaring in form, with very heavy texture. The beard is lemon. Height 
3 feet; very late. H.M. A.I.S. 1942; A.M. 1944. 

PINK RUFFLES (Smith, 1940) Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00 

Solidly colored lilac pink that might be classed as an intermediate be- 
cause of its low growth — about 24 to 28 inches. The flowers are self 
colored and heavily fluted and ruffled, produced in great number. 
Ideal for foreground planting. H.M. A, I S. 1940; A.M. 1942. 

PIUTE (Thomas, 1937) Each 50c ; 3 for $1.25 

One of the most popular of all red irises and surely one of the nearest 
to true red. Of medium size and height, it is a self of dark but very 
bright bronzy maroon red 




POT 'O GOLD (Grant, 1941) 

Each $2.00 ROYAL SCOT (Hall, 1944) 

Each $7.50 

For depth and clarity of color it ranks with the new Ola Kala and 
Gayoso. A much better formed iris than Golden Hind, wide and low 
branched stems, 3 feet in height. One of the very best new deep yellows. 

PRAIRIE SUNSET (H. Sass, 1939) Each $4.50 

All that has been said about this gorgeous Sass creation is true, but it 
simply has to be seen to be realized The blendings of peach, apricot, 
rose, copper and gold are so well done that one is at a loss to describe it 
in a manner that might be conceived in the mind of the listener. A fine 
big flower, and the color will absolutely stun you when first you see it, 
and every time you see it! Dykes Medal 1Q43. We have an excellent 
stock of big rhizomes. 

PRETTY PENNY (DeForest, 1943) 

Each $10.00 

Large and very late coppery rose with russet overcast. It has rounded 
falls with gold veined haft, gold style arms and heavy orange beard. 
Height 40 inches 

PRINCE OF ORANGE (Klein., 1940) Each $2.50 

A seedling of Far West and Naranja. produced by Dr. Ivleinsorge and 
introduced in 1Q40. A solid golden orange, one of the richest things in 
the garden picture. Flowers of medium size, very flaring in form, widely 
spaced along the branching stems. H.M. .A.I.S. I'-^42; .'\.M. 1Q44. 

RADIANT (Salbach, 1936) 

Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Standards of burnished golden bronze, falls of glowing copper red. one 
of the most strikingly brilliant iris obtainable. Of better than average 
size, well branched, and like Orloff it almost blooms itself to death, but 
strangely enough it increases plentifully and goes ahead to bloom again 
in the fall occasionally. H.M. A.I.S. 1^38. 

RANGER (Kleinsorge, 1943) Each $7.50 

Dark but very brilliant, almost true crimson red. A decided selt. with 
long cone-shaped closed standards. Now that many new near red irises 
are coming to us each year, we must e.xercise caution before introducing 
another. We grew the best reds obtainable for comparison, with the 
result that we were convinced beyond doubt that RANGER is in a 
class by itself. Nearest to it is Red Valor. One of the last to bloom, a 
sure producer of flowers and lots of them, with straight stems and fine 
branching. Very large. 3e> inches tall. H.M. .A. I.S. l'^44. 

RED GLEAM (Lapham, 1939) Each $2.00 ; 3 for $5.00 

Here is the red iris that actually looks red, and has been declared the 
nearest approach to scarlet thus far obtained in this flower. It is of good 
size, of beautiful semi-flaring form, three feet in height, and a tree 
bloomer. Texture is velvety but excitingly brilliant. H.M. A.I.S. 1'540, 
A.M. 1Q4I 

RED WARD (Cook, 1942) 

Each $6.00 

Crimson red, just about as nearly red as any iris obtainable, but an 
approach to red from the purple side without the orange or brown 
influence. A large and brilliant iris that is a favorite among competent 
judges of the new things. Velvety, with widely flaring falls. 

RIO ORO (DeForest, 1940) Each $8.00 

One of the loveliest colors in the garden. A smooth, deep, glistening 

honey-yellow self, with yellow beard. Garden effect, a bright brown 
gold. 40 inches, midseason 

ROSARIO (Thole, 1939) ; Each 60c 

Beautiful ochraceous yellow, flushed and overlaid old rose. Might be 
called tourmaline pink with gold suffusions extending from heart of 
flower into the falls. Deep yellow beard. Form is broadly flaring, very 
large in size, finely branched and 40 inches tall. 

ROSELAND (D. Hall, 1939) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Another top-notcher from David Hall, with buffy rose standards and 
rich berry red falls edged lighter — a splendid garden effect of bright 
rose-pink- A giant in size, with 8-inch blossoms, 38-inch stalks. Very 
late, in the Chicago area it lasts until late June. 

ROSE TOP (H. Sass, 1941) Each $17.50 

A pink toned plicata, with creamy yellow ground color. Slightly ruffled, 
with broad border of rosy pink stitching. The flowers are large and stems 
well branched; about three feet tall. Few plants. H.M. A.I.S. 1Q45. 

ROSY WINGS (Gage, 1936) 

Each 30c ; 3 for 75c 

Blend of deep rose and crimson brown, a very rapid growing and free 
flowering big iris that won the Dykes Medal in 103Q. It is inclined to 
bloom so freely that it is sometimes wise to remove some of the excess 
bloom stalks early. This results in much finer individual specimens. 

ROYAL COACH (H. Sass, 1939) Each 50c ; 3 for $1.25 

More yellow than any of the others in the series of Sass plicatas. with 
definite brown stitching. Observers opine that this is really a "yellow" 
plicata. Well formed flowers, on 3-foot stems. 

A tall and large flowered red trimmed plicata of a pleasing tone of 
burgundy red. It is so heavily trimmed that at a distance it gives a red 
effect. Form, substance and stem are good, branching fair. A vigorous 
grower and very free bloomer. H.M. A.I.S. 1944. 

RUBIENT (Whiting, 1942) 

Each $5.00 

A taller, much redder Amigo. Standards are rich pansy purple, very 
brilliant : the falls blackish purple with a neat edge the same tone as 
the standards Some critics consider this Mrs. Whiting's best introduc- 
tion and it surely is distinct and worthy. 

RUTH POLLOCK (H. Sass, 1939) Each $3.00 

The Sass Brothers have produced an interesting line of these yellow- 
ground plicatas during the past three seasons, and here, in their own 
estimation, is the crowning achievement. The flower is near perfection 
in all details, a soft smooth tone of light yellow, beautifully marked with 
reddish stitching. H.M. A I S. 1939, A.M. 1941. 

SABLE (Cook, 1938) Each $2.00 

Almost black, a uniform shade of deepest blue-black-violet, with blue 
beard Sable has every attribute that a fine iris should possess^ — large 
size tall stalks, thick substance and a wonderfully lustrous sheen. First 
Class Certificate in the Rome. Italy, trials. This iris will really go places. 
H.M. A I S. 1937, A.M. 1940. 

SALAR (DeForest, 1940) Each $3.50 

Giant affair of creamy flesh entirely dominated by an overlay of salmon. 
A difficult iris to describe, but the color effect is that of salmon, espe- 
cially when viewed a few feet distant. As large as Happy Days, and of 
about the same form. H.M. A.I.S. 1941. 

SAMOVAR (D. Hall, 1941) Each $3.00; 3 for $7.50 

Rich and brilliant burnished copper overlaid rose. A color hard to 
describe but one that instantly attracts and carries across the garden. 
Large flowers but not too well branched; however it is very floriferous 
and worth growing for its color effect alone. H.M. A.I.S. 1941. 

SEADEEP (Thole, 1937) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25 

This is the finest blue bicolor in our catalog. A cross of Buto with Santa 
Barbara, it combines the deep rich color of the former in the falls with 
the clean blue of the latter in the standards. It is tall and well branched, 
blooms prolifically. and the slightly frilled flowers are produced in 

SEDUCTION (Cayeux, 1933) 

Each 50c 

An excellent pink plicata that has been in commerce for many years 
but has been largely overlooked. This is a good grower, large in size, 
and is decidedly pink in tone Ground color ivory, the delicate stitching 
rosy pink, gold beard. 

SHAH JEHAN (Neel, 1932) Each 35c 

Standards are creamy buff faintly edged lavender, the falls very rich 
velvety chestnut merging into purple, thence gradually fading out to a 
margin that repeats the color in the standards. Beard is rich orange. An 
oriental blend. 

SHERIFFA (White, 194i; 

Each $3.50 

New onco-bred from Southern California which seems to be perfectly 
hardy. It has tall stems reaching 3 feet or over, with several very large 
flowers per stalk. Color is very rich and brilliant metallic violet, with 
distinct blue blaze on the falls. H.M. A.I.S. 1943. 

SHINING WATERS (Essig, 1933) Each 40c ; 3 for $1 

Clear and clean blue, like the reflection of an azure sky in crystal waters. 
The wax-like texture of the petals has a striking contrast in the orange 
beards. Height 4 feet, large, flaring falls, but a bit tender. 

SHISHALDIN (DeForest, 1944) 

Each $7.50 

A lusty growing blended self of orange, yellow and brown. It has good 
branching and 38-inch stems. Brilliant color and flaring form. 

SIEGFRIED (H. Sass, 1936) 

Each 50c; 3 for $1.25 

An iris they are all talking about, and one which every grower will want 
to own, once the price is within reach. A flower of really huge size, pale 
sulphur yellow, overlaid with a stippling and dotting of purple. A 
slightly buffy overtone blends the colors together. H.M. A.I.S. 1936, 
A.M 1938. 

SIERRA BLUE (Essig, 1932) 

Each 30c ; 3 for 75c 

A soft, clean, enamel-like blue. It is of tall and stately habit, sometimes 
reaching over 5 feet, with many buds to the stalk. In 1935 it won the 
Dykes medal, and is a consistent flower show winner. 



SIERRA SNOW (Klein., 1939) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A hardy white of pure clean color, very attractive spreading torm, and 
with wavy edges on the petals. At the Nashville A I S meeting, this 
was beautifully exhibited by Jesse Wills and many visitors declared it 
to be the last word in white irises Over 40 inches tall, widely branched 

SMOLDER (Nicholls, 1937) Each $1.00 

Deep blackish purple, with red underglow, self color Beard brown, 
giving the flower a very deep and especially rich appearance Fragrant, 
well branched, and of large size 

SNOOUALMIE (Brehm, 1938) 

Each $1.00 

Good cream toned irises are becoming very popular and here we have 
one of the very best. Of thick and leathery texture, large in size and 
with flaring falls, the color is an even deep cream Very tall and a fine 
iris in every way. 

SNOW FLURRY (Rees, 1939) Each $4.50 ; 3 for $11 .50 

Standards are pure icy white, beautifully ruffled, and falls big, broad 
and pure white. They are waved and crimped at the edges, semi-flaring. 
Snow Flurry is especially noted for the great number of flowers produced 
on each stalk, some of which tower to a height of 4 feet A very early 
\ariety, long lasting 

SNOWKING (H. Sass, 1935) 

Each 35c ; 3 for 90c 

Regal in bearing, with broadly flaring great white blossoms, lit with 
gold at the throat. Heavy of substance, bold and strong in growing 
habit. 3 feet tall. A wonderful and thoroughly hardy white from the 
Sasses. H M A I S lQ3b, A M. l'^37. 

SOLID MAHOGANY (J. Sass, 1944) 

Each $15.00 

This grand new red is one of the finest dark irises of recent years. 
Beautifully formed, the color is aptly described by the name. Two or 
three only to spare. H.M. A. I S. 1Q44. 

SONRISA (DeForest, 1942) 

Each $15.00 

Coppery pink with yellow undertone, having a metallic finish. A 
large flower with excellent substance and fine form to display its 
unusual color, difficult to describe. 38 inches. 

SOUTHERN PACIFIC (Taylor, 1942) Each $5.00 

A new giant clear blue, on the lavender side This huge ins was intro- 
duced by W. E. Taylor of Amity, Oregon. It is free blooming and is 
one ot the largest irises we have ever seen. It is shapely and refined 
without the coarseness of so many other large iris blossoms. 

SPARKLING BLUE (Grant, 1942) 

Each $10.00 

A well named new blue iris, almost flax blue in color, with frosty 
overlay. This is a big flower with every asset of the perfect iris, 
including heavy substance and superb branching A good increaser. 
height 40 inches, 

SPINDRIFT (Loomis, 1944) Each $15.00 

Translucent, delicate sea shell or coral pink, with fiery tangerine 
beard to accentuate the color. This iris achieved wide acclaim when 
shown as a seedling under the number TQ-70. Well branched, with 
stiit willowy stems 3b inches tall. Very few plants. 

SPOKAN (J. Sass, 1933) 

Each 25c ; 3 for 60c 

A solidiv colored deep chestnut red, of great size — one of the very 
largest — with an odd coppery suffusion throughout The standards 
are of brownish tone, and tfie center is highly lighted with gold. 
At this price you should not defer ha\ ing it in your collection 

SPUN GOLD (Glutzbeck, 1940) 

Each $7.50 

Perhaps the most famous yellow iris ever introduced It has all of the 
desired qualities of size, good branching, tall stems and rich solid 
yellow color We regard it as one of the three finest vellows now 
available. H.M. A.l.S. 1939, A.M. 1942, Dykes Medal 1944. 

STAINED GLASS (Wilhelm, '39) Ea. $1 ; 3 for $2.50 

.\ copper-red sell, one ot the most brilliant ins we have ever seen when 
viewed with the sun behind it In such a light it resembles nothing 
quite so much as stained glass rich, glowing, almost aflame' Make 
no mistake, this is not a red iris, but a solid copper of a reddish tone, 
the same all over except for the bronze yellow beard From Dr. 
Wilhelm, of Chicago, for whom we introduced it. H M, A.l.S. 1940. 

STARDOM (D. Hall, 1941) Each $3.00; 3 for $7.50 

1 ermed "onion skin pink" by the color chart, this tine ins is not really 
pink at all, but rather a blend of coppery pink and apricot-buff It 
has also been called salmon-rose The beard is tangerine, or brilliant 
orange. With its large blooms and luscious color it is certain to please 
you and we highly recommend it. H.M. A.l.S. 1940; A.M. 1943. 

STORM KING (Nicholls, 1940) Each $12.00 

The king of the black irises. Although a somewhat slow increaser, its 
magnificent, nearly black silky blooms are unmatched by any other 
variety we have seen. We have grown this iris 3K feet tall, with im- 
mense blooms of perfect shape, well branched. It has no haft markings. 
Very scarce, but we have a better stock this year than ever before. 
H.M. A.l.S. 1941. 

SUNSET SERENADE (J. Sass, 1943) Each $20.00 

Introduced as the best of Sass's Prairie Sunset seedlings oo date. A soft 
golden tan or light apricot -buff, lighter in tone than the parent. When 
you consider that there have been thousands of seedlings grown from 
Prairie Sunset, and the originator himself selects this as the best one 
in the lot. it must be some iris! H.M. A.l.S. 1943. 

TEA ROSE (Whiting, 1944) 

Each $10.00 

.\ blend of rose and pale gold, well on the way to true pink. It is a 
seedling of Matula crossed with China Maid. The blending is very 
smooth, giving it the appearance of a self and a tiny touch ot pure 
blue at the tip of the light yellow beard gives it distinction Strong, 
prolific and completely hardy, H.C. of the A.l.S. 1943. 

THE ADMIRAL (D. Hall, 1941) Each $3; 3 for $7.50 

An intense blue, deeper than medium blue, but not really a dark shade. 
The form, finish and substance are outstanding. Withstands either sun. 
wind or rain equally well, lasts long in bloom, and makes a wonderful 
garden clump; 3 feet in height H M .A I S. 1940, A M 1944. 

THE BISHOP (Washington, 1937) Each $1.00 

A smooth and even toned rich purple self, with very intense coloring. 
This iris is just coming into popularity, having earned its way without 
fanfare. H.M. A.l.S. 1938. 




You select them as follows: 10 for $2.50 

Any 5 from this group: Any 5 from this group: 












FREE! If you will pay the express on the parcel, we will 
include Tiffany and Treasure Island free. Be sure to 
indicate on your order blank if you wish to take advantage 
of this offer. 

All 21 of above for $5.00 

(Plus Oi 

-instead of Tiffany and Treasure Island, 
for express.) 

for $7.00 






10 (your choice, one of a kind) for ^10.00 



FREE! If you pay 
express, either 
Arctic or Elsa Sass, 

your choice. 









Novelty Collection 

11 for ^35.00 













Any 10, your choice, for ^5.00 

Labeled and postpaid; one of a kind. 

In making up your selection, be sure to confine it to the 
groups as outlined. 

Any 3 from 
this group 


Any 4 from 
this group 

Any 3 














or any of those 

in the $2.50 collection 

K A L I N G A 

FREE! If you assume express 
charges, you may have either 
Old Parchment or Elsa Sass 

extra. State which is desired and 
mark on order blank. 

THE BLACK DOUGLAS (J. Sass, 1934) 

Each 25c ; 3 for 60c 

Large blackish purple of even tone, different in its "black" effect as com- 
pared to Black Wings in that it is on the red-purple side instead of being 
blue-purple, as in the case of the latter. Medium height, fine form, and 
very velvety surface. 

THE RAVEN (Whiting, 1944) Each $10.00 

New black purple seedling from Lilamani crossed with Smolder. Of 
heavy substance with a glossy finish and neat flaring form, slightly 
ruffled. Large and well spaced, three feet in height. 

TREASURE ISLAND (Klein., '37) Ea. 50c ; 3 for $1 .25 

A truly gigantic flower of bright, clear, rich yellow. Tall stems, not a 
trace of Dykes blood in its parentage, hardiness beyond question. This 
iris never shows a trace of purple flecking, a fault which often crops out in 
many otherwise excellent yellows, nor is it marred by an olive cast, 
another shortcoming of a few others. 

ULTRA (Sass Dwarf) Each 25c ; 3 for 60c ; $2 doz. 

Blooms with the late daffodils and early tulips, and also is inclined 
to bloom again in the fall. A combination of intense clear blue standards 
and rich indigo blue falls, squarely held. Increases very rapidly and 
soon makes a solid mat of color in the border. Height 10 or 12 inches. 

THE RED DOUGLAS (J. Sass, 1937) Each $1.25 

Possibly more glamour was attached to the introduction of this variety 
than any iris in recent years. Simply colossal in size, as smooth and 
heavy as a piece of richest plush. It is deep rosy-wine-red, solid at the 
haft, with a brownish cast near the center, beard rich orange. It is not 
the reddest iris by any means, but the coloring is gorgeously rich and 
deep. Dykes Medal 1941 . 

THE SENTINEL (Hall, 1942) Each $3.00; 3 for $7.50 

Burnished copper describes this new color in ins. The glowing color 
is something new and attracts a great deal of attention. Flowers are 
large and both form and substance good, but it is close branched. 
However, it makes a very rich and glowing clump. 

THREE OAKS (Whiting, 1943) Each $10.00 

This glowing rose-pink blend was named tor the garden of Louise Blake, 
of Spartanburg, S. C. — one ot America's loveliest iris gardens. The 
color is deep, rich mallow pink with an overlay of rosy copper. Blooms 
are large, of fine shape, and it has a long flowering period. Height 40 

THREE SISTERS (DeForest, 1941) Each $5.00 

The first iris of this color type that has been introduced in many seasons. 
The standards are pale cream and in sunny weather are almost white. 
The falls are red violet, and decidedly red when constrasted with the 
lighter colors of the standards. Sometimes described as a red and white 
combination. It is actually neither red nor white, but does have such a 
garden effect. 

TIFFANJA (DeForest, 1942) 

Each $8.00 

Distinctly different plicata, having spreading form and good substance. 
Smooth and clean cut, standards colonial buff, falls creamy white, 
definitely bordered buff', brushed at the haft and speckled around the 
border with light brown. This is a big flower, 42 inches tall. H.M. 
A.I.S. 1944. 

TIFFANY (H. Sass, 1938) Each 60c ; 3 for $1.50 

The third member of that great Sass plicata trio, the others being Orloft 
and Siegfried. It is sott yellow in color, with stitchings of bronzy-pinkish- 
violet, it you can imagine such a combination. Less formal in appearance 
than Siegfried, and gives a yellow rather than a creamy-tan garden 
effect. Very large, ruffled, vigorous growing and reasonably tall. H.M. 
A.I.S. 1938, A.M. 1943. 

TISHOMINGO (Caldwell, 1942) 

Each $10.00 

A large, clear wisteria blue self, considered by many as the very best of 
the new blue irises. Widely spreading torm, with large domed standards, 
heavy stalks with three branches. There is a certain frostiness in its 
appearance, brought on by a light flush around the beard. H.M. A.I.S. 
1942; A.M. 1944. 

TOBACCO ROAD (Kleinsorge, 1942) Each $12.00 

When this iris first opened in Dr. Kleinsorge's garden, it was so different, 
so remarkable in both color and form, that we lost all interest in the 
many other splendid seedlings in the same garden. 

You have seen or read about brown irises before. Many of them are 
basically deep crimson-purple, or dirty lifeless blends. TOBACCO 
ROAD is a golden tobacco brown. Standards are upright and almost 
closed, with heavy mid-ribs. The falls are broad, very wide at the center 
and held stiffly horizontal. Height three feet or possibly a little less, with 
very good branching. Flowers are large to very large, but not gigantic. 
This unique iris does not have a single weak point and we recom- 
mend It with all the enthusiasm we can muiter. H.M. A.I.S. 1944. 

TOKEN (D. Hall, 1939) 

Each $1.00 

Many qualified critics have seen this new iris and the usual pronounce- 
ment is "a glorified Mary Geddes" Carrying much of the same salmony- 
orange-brown blended effect Token is a far finer individual flower — 
larger, of better form, and with smoothly colored falls. Standards are 
old gold flushed rose, falls rosy brown-red, with very little haft venation. 
It does not fade and is a husky grower. 38 inches tall, with blooms 
having a 7-inch spread 

VATICAN PURPLE (Whiting, 1943) Each $5.00 

Color is very close to that called Vatican Purple in the Dictionary of 
Color. Of very heavy substance, it is not velvety, being rather silky 
instead. Of bold stature and splendid form, it is one of the most striking 
newcomers in an old color class that welcomes such improvements. 
H.M. A.I.S. 1943. 

VEISHEA (Whiting, 1943) 

Each $5.00 

A bright rosy copper blend with a clean blue blaze at the haft. With 
large, full flowers, it is but little over 30 inches tall, a wonderful iris for 
its color and landscape value. Prolific flowering, well branched and has 
a long season of bloom. Its bright color will have wide appeal. 


Each $1.50 

Deep plush-like glowing red with heavy gold beard A newcomer from 
H. H. Harned, amateur of Oakland, Maryland. Extra fine. 

VIOLET SYMPHONY (Smith, 1940) Each $5.00 

Gleaming violet self, huge in size and bearing many perfectly shaped 
blossoms. Might be termed a light purple, very uniformly colored except 
for slight bronze flush at the haft. The very best ins of this class. H.M. 
A.I.S. 1940, A.M. 1943. 

VISION OF MERZA (DeForest, 1944) Each $12.00 

Rose-brown on a cream ground, a giant plicata of a marbled rather than 
a stitched effect. DeForest is getting a great number of huge new 
plicatas, in various shades of rose to brown and russet. This one is out- 
standing and is not only a large flower of fine form and broad segments, 
but it reaches a height of 40 inches. 

WABASH (Williamson, 1937) Each $1.00 

A new iris so far in advance of others of similar coloring that they are 
simply not in the race. With clean white standards and bright purple 
falls, it might have been called "Elk's Temple," so well does it call to 
mind the color of that well-known fraternal organization. The flowers 
are large and are borne on well-branched stalks almost 40 inches in 
height. Dykes Medal 1940. 

WASATCH (Thorup, 1935) Each 30c; 3 for 75c 

Perfectly gigantic plicata of clean white and lavender blue button-hole 
stitching. Heavy stalks and very broad toliage, it is one of the earliest 
of the tall bearded irises. 

WEST POINT (NichoUs, 1938) Each $2.00 

Standards bright indigo blue, very broad and well held; falls intense 
indigo blue with a brownish cast at the haft. The beard is wide and extra 
heavy, like the epaulets on a blue uniform. A magnificent iris, very late. 
Stock limited. H.M. A.I.S. 1940. 

WHITE WEDGWOOD (Grant, 1943) Each $15.00 

A large porcelain white with blue at the base of the white beard, making 
the beard appear quite blue. Something new in white irises, along the 
line of And Thou and White City. Dr. Grant has turned out some very 
worthy irises lately and this is regarded as his best by some of the 
American Iris Society judges. H.M. A.I.S. 1943. 

WINTER CARNIVAL (Schreiner, 1941) Each $4.00 

A huge, fine hardy white, bred in Minnesota. Widely flaring talis, snow 
white in color, the throat heavily tinted gold. Heavy stems that hold 
the big blooms well aloft. H.M. A.I.S. 1942. 

WORTHINGTON (Cook, 1943) 

Each $7.50 

Flarmonious bicolor of pleasing rosy red, the color particularly clear and 
bright. An iris of every good quality — the flowers are of beautiful form, 
kirge size, smooth and heavy. A bright rose red garden effect. 8 flowers 
to the stem, 3 feet tall 

WM. MOHR (Mohr, 1925) Each 35c; 3 for 90c 

The entire bloom is a self of pale lilac closely netted and veined deep 
violet, producing a weird, yet very lovely effect. A monster flower, of 
medium height, with small foliage. Does better if divided and trans- 
planted at least every other year 




^J-JlOR THE SIXTH COHSECUTIVE TEAR we are privileged to present a list of the find- 
ings of over one hundred accredited judges of the American Iris Society. Through the efforts of 
Kenneth D. Smith, a prominent iris breeder and critic of Staten Island, New York, a ballot containing 
a list of over 250 varieties that have received either Award of Merit or Honorable Mention during the 
past few years was distributed to the judges. The relative position of each iris was arri\-ed at as follows: 

Judges were instructed to cross out the names of all iris not seen in bloom in 1^43 or 1^44. Then from the 
remaining list (those seen in bloom in '43 and '44) each judge was to select the favorite bO . . . 

By marking "A " before the names of those considered as the 15 most outstanding. 
By marking "B" before the names of those considered as the next 15 most outstanding. 
By marking "C " before the next 15. 
And by marking "D " before the next 15. 

Judges were further requested to mark "E " before the names of all iris remaining and not considered as 
worthy to be included in a Symposium of 100 outstanding iris. "A " iris count ten points, "B " iris eight 
points, "C " iris six points, ""D " iris four points and "E"' iris zero points. Iris remaining on the list of 250 
(those not crossed out or marked with letters) count two points. The total points received by each iris 
were divided by the number of judges seeing them and the 100 iris following are listed according to 
numerical average. 

The Kenneth Smith Symposium of 100 best iris is by far the most representatix e list of genuine quali- 
fied opinion. 

For those interested in comparing the ranking of a particular iris in this and last year s Symposium, we 
have placed its 1944 standing after each name in parenthesis ( ). Incidentally, this is the 3rd successive 
year that GREAT LAKES — a Cooley's Gardens introduction — has emerged No. 1, and it has been 
among the first ten for five vears! 

W44 Standing 

1 . Great Lakes (1 ) 

2. Elmohr (7) 

3. Daybreak (5) 

4. Prairie Sunset (2) 

5. Sable (10) 

6. Ola Kala (6) 

7. Spun Gold (3) 

8. Wabash (4) 

9. Amigo (13) 

10. Chivalry (— ) 

11. Berkeley Gold {— ) 

12. Deep Velvet (8) 

13. Blue Shimmer (19) 

14. Violet Symphony (24) 

1 5 . Tobacco Road ( — ) 

15. Captain Wells (25) 

17. Caroline Burr (16) 

18. Fair Elaine (14) 

19. Casa Morena ( — ) 

20. Francelia (— ) 

21. Lord Dongan (12) 

22. Golden Fleece (11) 

23. Golden Majesty (9) 

24. Pink Reflection (41) 

25. White Wedgewood ( — ) 

26. Remembrance (94) 

27. Snow Flurrv (3S) 

28. Los Angeles (31) 

29. City of Lincoln (17) 

30. Azure Skies (34) 

31. Tiffanja (— ) 

32. The Red Douglas (15) 

33. Indiana Night (22) 

34. Moonlight N4adonna r42) 

1^44 Standing 

3 5 . Extravaganza ( — ) 

36. Red Valor (30) 

37. Solid Mahogany ( — ) 

38. Old Parchment (23) 

39. Gloriole (36) 

40. The Admiral ' (51) 

41. Shining Waters (56) 

42. China Maid (45) 

43. Mulberry Rose (44) 

44. Lighthouse (61) 

45. Sunset Serenade (32) 

46. Tishomingo (21) 

47. Master Charles ( — ) 

48. Dreamcastle ( — ) 

49. Arctic (48) 

50. Stardom (47) 

51. Ming "I'ellow (49) 

52. Melitza (29) 

53. Elsa Sass (46) 

54. Down East (28) 

55. Grand Canyon (73) 

56. Anne Newhard ( — ) 

57. Prince of Orange (69) 

58. Overture ( — ) 

59. Bandmaster ( — ) 

60. Alba Superba (18) 

61. Lady Mohr (— ) 

62. Mlatterhorn (53) 

63. Brown Thrasher (20) 

64. Golden Treasure (50) 

65. Mary E. Nicholls (27) 

66. Cloud Castle ( — ) 

67. California Peach (35) 

1Q44 Standing 

68. Sharkskin ( — ) 

69. Snow Carnival (55) 

70. Missouri (54) 

71. Copper Rose (33) 

72. Franconia (26) 

73. Ormohr (62) 

74. Ranger ( — ) 

75. Sierra Blue (85) 

76. Christab^l (43) 

77. Gudrun (99) 

78. Fort Kno.x (86) 

79. Louise Blake (— ) 

80. ./^ngelus (— ) 

81. Firecracker (82) 

82. Ruth Pollock (37) 

83. Storm King (80) 

84. Flora Zenor (76) 

85. Nightfall ■ (79) 

86. Minnie Colquitt (68) 

87. Yell ow Jewel (39) 

83. Garden Magic (81) 

89. Mellowglow (98) 

90. Pink Ruffles (— ) 

91 . Sequatchie ( — ) 

92. Tiffany (75) 

93. junaluska (66) 

94. Jasper Agate ( — ) 

95. California Trek ...(95) 

96. Bright Mebdy (59) 

97. Display (60) 

98. Melanie (74) 

99. Snow Velvet ( — ) 

100. Aztec Copper ( — ) 



Direct from the Fields 

INCE we are situated right in the 
midst of the greatest Daffodil and 
Tulip growing section of America, we 
are in a position to supply our cus- 
tomers with a splendid assortment of these 
eagerly sought bulbs. Many of the Daffodils 
in our list this year are very rare and are 
available from very few sources. If you have 
never grown such things as Dick Wellbanci, 
Fortune, Beersheba, Carlton, Mrs. Back- 
house, Tunis or Mount Royal, you certainly 
should add a few to your garden this year. 
And such things as Campfire, Lady Kestevan, 
Sherman, Veronica, Hades, Eskimo and 
Scarlet Leader will simply bowl you over! 
Of course it is not within the 
means of everyone to afford 
many such novelties, but 
varieties like Actaea, Fire- 
tail, John Evelyn, Francisca 
Drake, Lovenest, Red 
Shadow and so on will give 
the uninitiated many a thrill 
at very reasonable cost. 

Daffodils are probably the 
most appreciated of all 
flowers. They bring the first 
real splash of color to the 
garden, and the familiar 
shades of yellow are now en- 
livened with orange, white, 
scarlet and cream . . . yes, 
and even pink! 

No orders accepted for Daf- 
fodils after October 15 th, 
but don't delay because you 
might find them all gone! 
We plant all unsold stock of 
Novelties after September 
1st, so please have your order in before that 
date for varieties priced at $1 .00 ea. or over. 

OR MORE. Please add 25c for partial trans- 
portation if less than $2.00. 


Narcissus, Daffodils, Jonquils 

The terms "Narcissus" and "Daffodils" are inter- 
changeable; there exists a tendency to apply the 
name "Daffodil" to the varieties in which the 
trumpet or crown is as large or larger than the 
petals (perianth); while the name "Narcissus" is 
usually used for the varieties having small cups or 
crowns. Jonquils are also a type of Narcissus; they 
usually bear their flowers in clusters and have 
rush-like foliage. Many of the Jonquil Hybrids 
have only the single flower and ordinary foliage. 
The name "Narcissus" is correct for any or all of 
the different types. 


Suggestions for Growing DAFFODILS 

They will thrive in any well-drained garden soil. Prepare the 
soil deeply, 12 inches or more is best. Plant at least 6 inches 
deep, extra large bulbs are better planted 7 or 8 inches deep. 
(Some varieties make larger bulbs than others.) No manure 
should come in contact with the bulb. I f the soil needs fertility 
use bone meal at the rate of one-fifth pound to the square 
yard. This should be thoroughly mixed v\ ith the soil under 
the bulb. 

A mulch of straw or leaves will be beneficial in very severe 
climates. If the mulch is applied after the first freeze, it will 
prevent thawing and heaving. 




J^ovelty Daffodils 


Each 20c ; Doz. $2.00 

Largest poeticus in existence. Broad snow white perianth ol great sub- 
stance and good form. Very large eye broadly margined with dark red. 
Considered the most beautiful Poeticus and wonderful exhibition 
flower. L, 

BEERSHEBA Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00 

■A forerunner to a new race. A truly magnificent flower, all white, nearly 
five inches across. The large perfectly flat perianth and long, beautifully 
flanged trumpet makes this the perfect show flower. A flower of fine 
form, stately carriage and remarkable substance, keeping for weeks. 
Produces wonderful bulbs that are very vigorous and increase rapidly, 
a cold climate seems to add to its vigor. Beersheba will hold its own at 
any flower show in any country. Many impressive awards. M. 


Each 30c ; 3 for 75c 

A glorious "loud-speaker" trumpet, deeply frilled, of pure Roman gold, 
2'/2 inches across at the mouth; in spite of its immense size, about 51/2 
inches across the petals, the whole flower is finely proportioned. One of 
the largest and best of the new giant trumpets. 


Each $2.50; 3 for $6.50 

A giant Leedsii with snow white perianth and cream or ivory crown. 
Lovely form and perfect texture; the cup is shallow and fluted at the 
edges, the whole flower very wax-like. A fine tall daffodil of unusual 
merit. Offered in the Novelty Collection. 


Each $6.00 

,A very new incomparabilis produced by Guy Wilson of Ireland. As the 
name would indicate, this is a very brilliant sort, with perfection of 
form, 22-inch stems and large flowers that look you in the eye. The 
perianth is rich smooth yellow, the crown blazing orange. It withstands 
rain and sun equally well and holds its color, 

CARLTON Each 40c ; 3 for $1.00 ; Doz. $3.75 

A gigantic and perfectly formed clear, bright yellow, without a trace 
of orange. Words cannot convey an idea of how this excellent flower 
differs from other yellow daffodils, but when you have seen it you will 
agree that there is nothing comparable to it. The crown is huge but 
rather short, crinkled at the brim. Magnificent in foliage as well as 
in flower. 

CONTENT Each $30.00 

One of the newest things in white daffodils. A very tall large flower 
built much like Beersheba but with broader petals and more flat 
perianth. Opens a pale greenish yellow but fades to nearly white. Vig- 
orous grower and exceptionally long lasting in bloom. Height to two feet. 

CHEERFULNESS " Each 20c ; Doz. $2.00 

A cluster-flowered daffodil often referred to as a "double narcissus." 
The tall erect stems produce a cluster of several small blooms with 
broad, rounded, creamy white perianth and full double center of 
creamy white and yellow. Very sweet scented. 

CYMRIC QUEEN Each $5.00 

Deep orange cup with red frilled edge. The perianth is pure white, 
broadly overlapping, contrasting sharply with the highly colored crown, 
This is an extremely refined and attractive flower of the greatest merit. 

DAWSON CITY Each 25c; Doz. $2.50 

A fine garden variety of excellent quality and of value for exhibition. 
Broad flat perianth of smooth substance, well-formed flanged trumpet, 
of a self golden yellow. 

DELAWARE Each $2.50 ; 3 for $6.50 

Somewhat similar to Daisy Schaffer; more delicately formed, a strong 
grower and free flowering. Cup opens a golden quince color, changing 
to creamy lemon and is deeply crinkled. Against the white background 
of the perianth this combination of greenish-cream has a most pleasing 
effect. Offered in the Novelty Collection. 

DICK WELLBAND Each 75c; 3 for $2.00; Doz. $7.50 

One of the finest in this class. The perianth is pure white and the cup 
the brightest flame orange, making a striking contrast. One of its most 
remarkable qualities is that the color of the cup does not fade but rather 
intensifies with age. The flower lasts unusually long. A marvelous 
exhibition variety and one of our favorites. M. 

DIOTIMA Each 50c ; 3 for $1.35 

Considered by many to be the best of the new super-giant yellow 
trumpets. The flower is beautifully proportioned and is carried gracefully 
on flattened tapering stems, two feet tall. The broad overlapping petals 
form a star-shaped perianth of medium deep primrose, 5 to fci inches 
across; trumpet slightly deeper in color. One of the top-notchers for 
many years. E. 

ESKIMO Each $2.50 ; 3 for $6.50 

A huge white daffodil of fine build and great substance, with broad 
perianth and very open trumpet; opens pale primrose and quickly 
passes to pure white. A real gem, offered in the Novelty Collection. 

FIRETAIL Each 25c ; Doz. $2.50 

One of the most popular red-eyed Barriis. Broad petaled creamy white 
perianth; crinkled orange cup with deep scarlet orange frill. An out- 
standing flower of good form and substance. One of our favorites. M. 

FORTUNE Each $2.00 ; 3 for $5.00 

A huge incomparabilis of gorgeous coloring, borne on 24-inch stiff stems. 
Wide perianth petals are solid bright yellow, held perfectly flat. The 
crown is bold and heavy, brilliant coppery red-orange in color. Ex- 
tremely early, coming into bloom almost a week ahead of most other 
varieties. No daffodil collection is complete without Fortune — it will 
be as widely grown as King Alfred when bulbs become plentiful. 


Each $6.00 

One of the most highly colored of all the daffodils with which 1 am 
familiar; a seedling of the famous Fortune, neither as tall nor as large 
as the parent but of the most intense coloring imaginable. Perianth is 
rich deep yellow, well overlapping, and the cup is solid deep orange red 
clear to the base. 20 inches tall, midseason bloom. Very scarce. 

FORTUNE'S SUN Each $6.00 

Not as tall as either of the foregoing, but another very highly colored 
flower. Broad overlapping perianth with somewhat spoon-shaped petals 
of deep yellow. The large goblet shaped crown is orange with a band of 
deeper orange red at the rim. Few bulbs. 

FRANCISCA DRAKE Each 25c ; Doz. $2.50 

An unusual flower of rare beauty. Perianth of silvery white, tinted gold 
at the base, which shows through on the outside; cup wide and deep, 
is golden yellow at the base, changing to flame-orange at the densely 
frilled edge. Tall stems with flowers far above the foliage. M. 

HADES Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

A rather late flowering incomparabilis with a bright cup described as 
"cherry red." This is set against background petals of soft creamy 
white. This variety and Lady Kestevan' provide the most startling 
contrast of color found in any of the daffodils. Tall wiry stems and good 
sized flowers. 

HUGH POATE Each $14.00 

This is probably the most outstanding Fortune seedling to date. In 
size, form and texture it leaves nothing to be desired. Perianth is smooth 
velvety pure yellow, completely overlapping, and the crown is light 
orange shading to yellow at the base, very wide and deep and fluted at 
the edge. Tall, and looks right up at you. 


JEFTA Each 60c ; 3 for $1 .50 

Ara carlv hi-color of delicate cream color, with giant trumpet ui pale 
lemon, slightly recurved at the mouth, A seedling of King Alfred. 

JOHN EVELYN Each 25c ; Doz. $2.50 

An outstanding favorite in the daffodil world. Large pure white perianth 
opens perfectly flat and is 4 to 5 inches across. The large flat cup of lemon 
yellow is densely frilled or shirred to the base. A flower of most refined 
appearance LInexcellcd for either garden display or the show bench. M. 


One of the very largest white trumpet varieties, with a most unusual 
and immense cup or "bowl" that rolls outward and back, heavily 
fringed This huge cup is of rich cream color, very thick and heavy, and 
in our garden it measured fully three inches across! Expensive, yes, 
but it will be something you have never seen before in a daffodil' 

KING ALFRED Each 15c; Doz. $1.50 

A deep golden yellow flower of wonderful substance, on stiff two-foot 
stems Trumpet deeply frilled and recurved at the mouth. By far the 
best all yellow in its price class. The universal favorite for the cut flower 
trade Produces wonderful, large, hard bulbs. E. 

LADY HILLINGDON Each 20c ; Doz. $2.00 

This graceful flower has the deep butter-yellow of the jonquils, but is 
larger in size; broad perianth petals, medium length trumpet; flowers 
in clusters of 2 or 3 on tall stem. Fragrant. 


Each $8.00 

As white as snow is the perianth of this spectacular flower, and central 
crown or cup is fiery cherry red We think this is the most deeply colored 
red cup of any daffodil in the list, a red without orange or copper tones. 
Tall and rather late. A Barri type that ranks as one of the world's 
finest daffodils. 

LANARTH Each $2.50 ; 3 for $6.50 

A beautiful and unique hybrid of the jonquil type, with two or more 
flowers per stem Broad and rounded perianth of rich golden yellow, 
the cup very shallow and golden orange in color. Long stiff stems. 
Listed in the Novelty Collection. 

LOVENEST Each 50c ; 3 for $1 .25 

This is among the daintiest of all the trumpets; perianth is white, 
star-shaped and overlapping. The nicely proportioned trumpet opens a 
creamy lemon edged apricot ; but as the flower develops the frilled edge 
of the trumpet gradually turns a dainty shell pink. Very early; delicate 
coloring, but good keeper. E. 

MARY COPELAND Each 40c ; 3 for $1.00 

One of the famous \ arieties of the new semi-double type; this variety 
has been termed the most striking double in cultivation ; the longer petals 
are pure cream white, interspersed with shorter petals of lemon and 
brilliant orange L. 

MOUNT ROYAL Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A wide spreading deep yellow trumpet daffodil, with perianth having 
three base petals extra wide, the three inner being narrower and more 
cur\ed Blooms after King .Alfred; is larger than that fine variety. 

MRS. R. O. BACKHOUSE Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00 

This is the famous "Pink Trumpet Daffodil " Fine informal perianth of 
ivory white, and beautifully proportioned; slim, long trumpet of apricot 
pink, turning to a deeper pink at the deeply fringed edge. Delicately 
beautiful but of exceptional substance; long lasting; belongs in every 
collection M. 

PEARL HARBOR Each $5.00 

A fine new white introduction from Guy Wilson, of Ireland While bold 
and showy, it possesses an air of refinement and great beauty. The color 
is not snow white, but rather a rich cream or ivory, both perianth and 
trumpet the same tone. Late blooming, very tall and vigorous, a 
large flower 

PORTHILLY Each $3.00; 3 for $8.00 

Briliantly colored short-cupped variety with pure yellow perfectly 
proportioned flat perianth and fiery crown of burnt-orangc-red. A 
trimly tailored flower, rapid increaser and one of our own favorites in 
the red-cups. 

PRESIDENT CARNOT Each 40c; 3 for $1.00 

Big white trumpet that opens lemon yellow and rapidly changes to 
creamy white The large and deep trumpet is heavily flanged. Very 
earlv. This is the best of the white trumpets at a low price. 

RED SHADOW Each 30c ; 3 for 75c ; Doz. $2.50 

Very late, one of the last of all, with much of the color found in Fortune. 
It is a big bold flower with overlapping perianth of creamy yellow and 
large cup of deep yellow margined red-orange. Increases fast and 
blooms verv freelv. 


Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

crinkled and frilled trumpet petals of primrose yellow shading to pale 
primrose as the flower develops. A daffodil appealing to every flower- 
lover's fancy and one of our favorite doubles. M. 


Each $10.00 

II you are looking for plenty of color, you will certainly find it here! 
The broad crinkled cup is fully an inch across, and is folded back flat 
against the perianth petals. Cup is solid red-orange, very thick and 
heavy; the perianth opens pale yellow and fades to almost pure white. 
A very early incomparabilis that is as striking as anything in this list. 


Each $1.50; 3 for $4.50 

Ver\' tall. v.ith citron colored perianth and pure deep chrome yellow 
crown without a trace of orange or red — a distinct daffodil in this class. 
Large and finely formed flower with a heavily frilled crown. 

SHERMAN Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

Bold hrt)ad petaled overlapping perianth of creamy white, heavily 
frilled cup of deep orange yellow with conspicuous apricot anthers. 
Buds hang down but flowers stand up well, making a pretty contrast. 
A late variety offered in the Novelty Collection. 

SILVER CHIMES Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

One of the prettiest of the small-cupped Triandrus hybrids. Frequently 
produces heads of or more waxy flowers per stem, with pure white 
perianth and delicate pale primrose cup has a delightful fragrance and 
is unsurpassed in delicate beauty and adaptability for bouquets. Hardy 
in our climate but needs some protection in extreme cold climates. 

SILVER STAR Each 20c ; Doz. $2.00 

Perfect broad petaled, star-shaped perianth of pure cteam white, with 
fine proportioned, wide mouthed trumpet of primrose, changing to cream 
white, just a shade deeper than the perianth Produces fine, large, hard 
bulbs, free flowering, with long stately stems. Recommended very 
highly. One of our favorites, so delicate and waxy M 

STATEND AM Each 50c ; 3 for $ 1 . 25 

Extremely large golden yellow trumpet daffodil of superb yet graceful 
proportions. Massive overlapping deep golden yellow perianth; large, 
flaring, well formed trumpet. Very vigorous grower. 

SUDA Each $2.50 ; 3 for $6.00 

A new Leedsii of an odd and very lovely shade of pale amber-rose, or 
soft chamois coloring It is quite late, opens a buffy lemon, and quickly 
changes to light amber-rose. The perianth is creamy white. 18 inches 
tall, with bell shaped trumpet. Something altogether different. 

SYLVIA O'NEILL Each $16.00 

One of the lorerunners of a new race of small crowned Leedsiis. This 
one has large white broad perianth and a good sized nearly flat crown 
of white, with narrow border of pale yellow. 21 inches tall; late. Very 
lew bulbs. 

THALIA Each 30c ; Doz. $3.00 

An exquisite flower of unusually pleasant appearance; three to four pure 
white flowers on one stem Often described as the "Orchid Narcissus. " 
Thalia is sold to almost all flower lovers that see it in bloom here at the 
farm Ideal in every way, especially for corsages and bouquets. M 

TRUTH Each $8.00 

One of the most beautilul of the new white trumpet daffodils. Broad 
and smooth segments, pure snow white, with a long and well formed 
crown .Another of Guy Wilson's new ones from Ireland. 

TUNIS Each 80c ; 3 for $2.00 

This IS one of the most popular of the newer daffodils. It is early, very 
tall, large and has unusual color. The perianth is cream, the large 
flaring trumpet a peculiar shade of apricot buff, especially so around 
the margin When first opening the impression is that of a white and 
lemon bicolor, but it continues to grow in size and height while the true 
color develops. Very long lasting; stock limited this year. 


Each 25c ; Doz. $2.50 

Of the scmi-double type, a big flower with alternating petals ot primrose 
yellow and clear orange. Very attractive and different, it will provide 
added interest to your collection. A great improvement on the old 
fashioned double daffodil. 

VERONICA Each $4.00 

A new "pink" daffodil, exceedingly rare and seldom offered. Of the 
long crowned Leedsii type, with perfectly rounded and broad petaled 
pure white perianth. The small and deeply frilled cup is apricot-pink. 
A dainty and very charming flower. 


Each 40c; 3 for $1.00 

Most graceful of all the double daffodils and the most charming, if not 
the most striking in coloring; creamy white petals Intersoersed with 

Tall '-terns producing as many as three flowers ol dainty and unusual 
fragrance. Perianth is pure white with creamy tinge; trumpet pale 
primrose vcllow. Larger than the average jonquil, and late 

WHITLEY GEM Each $1.75; 3 for $4.75 

By far the earliest of the red-cups, earlier even than Fortune, of which 
it is a seedling. A star-shaped flower with perianth of brilliant yellow and 
a crown of bright orange with brilliant band at the rim. Very tall and 
graceful, with well held flowers. Available in our Novelty Collection. 


'Daffodil Co Hectic m 

COLLECTION "A" — Modern Varieties 

ACTAEA, the best poeticus 
FIRETAIL, red cup, cream background 
DAWSON CITY, a giant yellow trumpet 
JOHN EVELYN, densely frilled lemon cup 
SILVER STAR, large white, short cup 
RED SHADOW, late yellow, orange crown 
CHEERFULNESS, full double hybrid 
FRANCISCA DRAKE, tall white, red crown 
\ MARY COPELAND, big double, white and orange 
WHITE WEDGWOOD, white perianth, primrose 

" 1 of each, 10 bulbs $ 2.25 

3 of each, 30 bulbs 6.00 

10 of each, 100 bulbs 18.00 

COLLECTION ''B"— Selected Novelties 

BEERSHEBA, purest white trumpet 

MRS. BACKHOUSE, the pink daffodil 

FORTUNE, bold yellow and orange 

HADES, like a spark of fire 

SHEHERAZADE, citron and deep yellow 

ROYAL SOVEREIGN, huge double 

SILVER CHIMES, multiflowered white and yellow 

MOUNT ROYAL, giant golden yellow trumpet 

1 of each, 8 bulbs $10.00 

3 of each, 24 bulbs 25.00 

COLLECTION X" — Rare Novelties 


white and cream 
DELAWARE, greenish 

cream and white 
ESKIMO, wonderful new 

pure white 
L AN ARTH , golden yellow 

and orange hybrid 
SHERMAN, cream white, 

deep orange cup, late 

early Fortune seedling 

1 each, for $12.00 

3 each, for 32.00 


(Please place your order for 
these collections early. 
Last year our collections 
were sold short before 
September 1st.) 






For Your 1945 Christmas! 


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and sharply patterned , , . . abundantly laden with brilliant red berries. 


Real English HoLLY^with deep 

^ lustrous green leaves, perfectly shaped 

Nothing you can find the world over can so 
truly exemplify the Yuletide season. The glossy 
leaved English holly as grown in the moist 
valleys of the Pacific Northwest is far and 
away the choicest to be found in this country. 

This year we are prepared to supply beauti- 
fully packed Gift Boxes of this rare holiday 
decoration, either for your own enjoyment or 
as a unique gift to your friends, relatives or 

Table decoration . . . large sprays as a centerpiece; 
small ones with placecards. 

A supreme mantle treatment. 
In or on your gift packages. 
The most fitting Christmas corsage. 
A front door or window swatch. 

Window dressing in stores and shops. 
To add a Holiday touch to your desk. 
See the following page for our special Holly Gift Box . . . 



the truly distimtive gift for Christmas 

COOLEY'S HOLLY GIFT BOX . . r.r?,^°u£^ 

Artistically packaged with holiday wrapping, including your own gift card, containing 2>2 to 3 lbs. of 
freshly cut assorted long and short sprays of bright red-berried branches. Shipped at exactly the right 
time to arrive a few days before Christmas. Please order EARLY to assure prompt and certain 
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Pacific Northwest 

Tulips are going to be ex- 
tremely scarce this fall. Many 
growers are already sold out. 
This list contains beautiful 
varieties of proven merit. Yes, 
you CAN have Tulips in your 
garden next spring . . . good 
ones, and we impress upon 
you that these are TOP SIZE 
ONLY, and will give you the 
finest and largest flowers. NO 
BER 15th, but don't delay until then or 
you may find them all gone. ALL ORDERS 

FLAMINGO (above) 
BART I G AN (below) 




♦ ♦ ♦ 


ALLARD PIERSON (Darwin) " 3 for 50c; Doz. $1.75 

Earliest of all the Darwins, rich cardinal red shading to deep maroon 
red. Extra long stems and last longer than any other tulip. 

AVIS KENNICOTT (Cottage) 3 for 50c; Doz. $1.75 

Long pointed petals, solid yellow with striking black base and ivory 
stamens; lemon scented. 25-inch stems. 

BARTIGAN (Darwin) 3 for 50c; Doz. $1.75 

Deep clear fiery red, with white base edged blue. If you want a de- 
pendable red tulip of fine shape, try this one. 

BEAUTY OF BATH (Cottage) 3 for 60c; Doz. $2.25 

A large oval flower with delicate pastel pencilings and flushes of gold 
and amber, orchid and pink on creamy base. Something a bit different. 

BRIGADIER (Breeder) 3 for 60c ; Doz. $2.25 

Copper\' golden bronze, shaded dull rose and orange at the edge of 
petals. Olive shading at the base. Color effect is rosy golden copper. 

BRONZE QUEEN (Breeder) 3 for 50c; Doz. $1.75 

Handsome large flower ol golden bronze shaded amber, with faint plum 
flush. Inside glistening bronzy amber. Garden effect bronze-brown. 
Quite tall. 

CARDINAL MANNING (Breeder) 3 for 55c; Doz. $2.00 

One of the largest Breeders; a blend of wine-red and rose-bronze. Late, 
and \'ery richly colored. 

CITY OF HAARLEM (Darwin) 3 for 60c ; Doz. $2.25 

Deep and brilliant pure red, with white base. Of perfect shape; one of 
the tallest and largest tulips in our list. Limited stock of bulbs. 

CLARA BUTT (Darwin) 3 for 50c ; Doz. $1.75 

The most popular and best known of all pink tulips, A delicate, clear, 
soft pink of beautiful form. Rather late, of medium height, 

DEBUTANTE (Cottage) 3 for 55c ; Doz. $2.00 

A gigantic scarlet red tulip with brilliant blue base. New and seldom 
found ofTered in catalogs, it will remind you of an Oriental poppy when 
in flower. Place it in front of green shrubbery for startling effect. 

DUKE OF WELLINGTON (Ideal) 3 for 75c ; Doz. $2.90 

Pure white, including the anthers; a very tall, large, and extra long 
lasting variety. Opens deep cream, and is beautiful in all stages. We 
think it is the finest white tulip in the world. There is a great scarcity 
of white varieties. 

FANTASY (Parrot) 3 for 60c ; Doz. $2.25 

The best of all pink parrot tulips. A sport of Clara Butt, with enormous 
flowers carried on strong, erect stems. Apple green markings on the out- 
side make this one of the most unique tulips. 

FARNCOMBE SANDERS (Darwin) 3 for 50c; Doz. $1.75 

Brilliant rose-carmine with white base, large flower. Stands very tall 
and the brilliant flowers are rather egg-shaped. A fine bedding variety. 

FLAMINGO (Darwin) 3 for 50c; Doz. $1.75 

Lovely shell pink, with pointed petals and oval flowers. A silvery sheen 
seems to cover the clear pink blossoms. Tall straight stems. 

GRENADIER (Cottage) 3 for 55c ; Doz. $2.00 

Brilliant tangerine, a flame of color in the garden! The large flowers 
have a rich yellow base and are on strong stems; medium height. 

HAMMER HALES (Cottage) 3 for 50c ; Doz. $1.75 

Mahogany brown, flushed copper brown. One of the best brown-toned 
tulips, with edges of petals tinged orange. Height two feet. 

INGA HUME (Ideal) 3 for 75c ; Doz. $3.00 

A new hybrid tulip of spectacular coloring. The outside is red, heavily 
shot with dull rosy red at the base and with wide yellow border. Within 
it is ivory to pale yellow, shot with rose. Two-foot stems. 


INDIAN CHIEF (Breeder) 3 for 75c ; Doz. $3.00 

Indian broun, flushed coppery brown. One ol the \'ery largest and 
tallest of all tulips, with big foliage and 3()-inch stiff stems. A genuine 
attention-getter in the garden and a wonderful exhibition variet\ , 


3 for 50c; Doz. $1.75 

Rich, solt salmon-red, with yellow base. Opens very wide with some- 
what the appearance of a poinsettia during mid-day in sunshine, 
assumes its bud form morning and evening and on cool days. Very 

MRS. E. H. KRELAGE (Mendel) 3 for 55c; Doz. $2.00 

A clear bright pink with white base, blooming \ er\- earh and ahead ol 
the Darwins. Much taller than the old-time early tulips. 

MRS. HOAG (Cottage) 

3 for 65c ; Doz. $2.50 

.\ magnificent variety with immense, globular (lowers ui clear, pale 
yellow color; black anthers against the glossy yellow ol the inside of the 
petals makes a lovely combination The long petaled flowers are carried 
on stiff tall stems and last extremely long. Splendid lor exhibition. 

MRS. KERRELL (Cottage) 3 for 50c ; Doz. $1.75 

A low growing \ariety, unexcelled for planting in the loreground. Typical 
form of the Cottage tulips, with long pointed petals. Color is bright 
golden pink 

ORANGE KING (Cottage) 3 for 50c ; Doz. $1.75 

Glistening deep orange, shaded rose, with yellow base. The anthers are 
black. Large globular flowers, sweetly scented. One ol the most bril- 
liantly colored tulips. 

ORIENT (Cottage) 3 for 65c; Doz. $2.50 

Large deep cup of clear rose, shading through dull pink to wire edge 
of old gold. Base of old gold fanning out to electric blue. A lovely soft 
blend of colors in a distinct and rare tulip. Very lew bulbs. 

PRINCESS ELIZABETH (Darwin) 3 for 50c ; Doz. $1.75 

Vi\id rose pink with lighter pink edge and sihery sheen, \ er\ late, 
tall stiff stems. Try it in a semi-shaded spot — it will brighten it up and 
prolong your tulip show for ten days, 

ROSE COPELAND (Darwin) 3 for 50c ; Doz. $1.75 

Beautilul lilac-rose, A well formed flower on two-foot stems, a sport of 
the variety W'm Copeland with less lavender and nearer a true lilac tone. 


3 for 65c ; Doz. $2.50 

Purest deep laxender, darker inside, and with dark blue base, B\' far the 
finest tulip in the blue-lavender color group; a huge blossom that lasts 
and lasts and holds its color. Sold out early last year. 

SUNDEW (Parrot) 

A unique tulip of clear bright red, with petals that are 
notched at the edges. Not as crinkled as Fantasy. 

3 for 50c; Doz. $1.75 

ringed and 

SUPERBA (Breeder) 

3 for 65c ; Doz. $2.50 

Deep chestnut brown with thread edge of gold Fulips ol these deep 
golden brown shades are in such demand that lew are now available. 
We are glad to offer this exceptionally fine one. 

WM. PITT (Darwin) 3 for 50c ; Doz. $1.75 

Dark crimson red, clean color of exceptional depth. Very effective 
against dark green background in the garden and a fine cut flower. 
Two-foot straight stiff stems. 


3 for 60c ; Doz. $2.25 

The outstanding deep \ ellow tulip in our collection. It has e\er\ thing — 
immense size, perlect globular form, stiff stems that reach 32 inches, 
lasts extra long and holds its color to the end. Much darker and later 
than Mrs. Hoag. 

Turn to next page for 





Tulip Collection "B" 

(Top Size Bulbs) 
ALLARD PIERSON, deep maroon '[ 
FARNCOMBE SANDERS, bright red • 
CARDINAL MANNING, red and bronze ] 
FLAMINGO, light pmk 
HAMMER HALES, mahogany brown 
ORANGE KING, deep orange i 
YELLOW GIANT, big rich yellow 

3 each, 8 varieties, 24 bulbs $ 3.75 

6 each, 8 varieties, 48 bulbs 7.25 

12 each, 8 variehes, 96 bulbs 13.50 


Tulip Collection X" 

(Top Size Bulbs) 
BRIGADIER, golden copper 
BEAUTY OF BATH, amber and pink 
CITY OF HAARLEM, giant blood red 
INGA HUME, red and yellow 
MRS. HOAG, huge light yellow 
SCOTCH LASSIE, deep lavender 
SUPERB A, chestnut brown 
DUKE OF WELLINGTON, finest white 

3 each, 8 varieties, 24 bulbs $ 4.75 

6 each, 8 varieties, 48 bulbs 9.00 

12 each, 8 variehes, 96 bulbs 17.00 



Tulip Collection "A" 

AVIS KENNICOT, pointed yellow 
BARTIGAN, deep hery;red 
BRONZE QUEEN, golden bronze 
CLARA BUTT, bright pink 
GRENADIER, briUiant tangerine 
LA MERVEILLE, soft salmon red 
ROSE COPELAND, lilac-rose 
WM. PITT, rich deep red 

3 each, 8 varieties, 24 bulbs $ 3.25 

6 each, 8 varieties, 48 bulbs 6.25 

12 each, 8 varieties, 96 bulbs 12.00 

(Top Size Bulbs) ALL POSTPAID ! 

SUNDEW (below) 


These bulbous iris are among the prettiest of all spring 
flowers for cutting or garden decoration. Being orchid- 
like in their beauty of form and color, they are choice 
subjects for table arrangements and corsages. Millions 
are forced yearly for the early cut flower trade and be- 
cause of heavy demands present stocks will not be 
sufficient to supply late customers. 

Order your bulbs early and thus be assured of prompt 
delivery at the proper planting time. 

Plant 5 inches deep and b to 8 inches apart in rich, light 
soil having good winter drainage. In colder climates, 
provide a mulch. They fiower from early May into June. 

BLUE HORIZON $1.00 per Dozen 

Standards light \ iolct blue, falls soft sky blue v\ ith narrow orange 
■ band in center. A large and beautiful flower on 27-inch stems 
Gives a sky blue mass effect in the garden, 

IMPERATOR $1.00 per Dozen 

Unilorm rich dark blue, with orange blotch on the lalls. .A large 
and tall variety and an excellent companion flower to the lighter 
toned Blue Horizon. 

WHITE EXCELSIOR $1.00 per Dozen 

Lnilorm pure white, lalls \ery broad and with the (inish ot 
gleaming white satin. There is a tiny yellow spot near the center 
of each fall. Slightly lower growing than either of the above or 
the one following; should be planted in front if grouped together. 

YELLOW QUEEN $1.00 per Dozen 

Solid bright golden yellow, without a trace of any other color. 
Thin straight stems, 28 inches tall. A spot of gold in the garden 
and makes an excellent cut flower. 



each of above 4 varieties, 48 bulbs . . 

. $3.50 


each of above 4 varieties, 100 bulbs. . 




$1.00 per Doz. ; 25 for $1.75 

A very large hybrid Dutch iris blooming much earlier than the 
varieties listed above, with huge flowers of lovely azure blue and 
a golden spot in center. Not hardy in New England and the 
northern states, but excellent for forcing in the small greenhouse . 
In less severe climates it is perfectly at home in the garden, where 
it makes a wonderful showing blooming along with the tulips, 
azaleas and lilacs. Nothing else approaches its sky blu2 color. 






Doz. $1.00; 100 for $7.50 

The Crocus, one of the earliest flowers of spring, 
occupies a deservedly prominent place in every gar- 
den. They are extremely effective, whether planted 
in hold groups in the grass or in broad wavy lines 
along the border. Plant them early. Place the top of 
the corms 3 to 4 inches below the surface and for 
finest effect an inch apart. Leave undisturbed. 

LBS for the Kock garden 


Doz. 75c; 25 for $1.40 

Each 5-inch stem bears a single pale blue flower with white center. 
Delightfully fragrant. Excellent in the rockery or under trees and 
shrubs. The bulbs increase rapidly and soon carpet the ground. Blooms 
at the same time as the daffodils. 

LEUCOJUM (Snowflake) 

Doz. $1.10; 25 for $2.00; 100 for $7.50 

A very handsome, hardy and robust plant producing in May elegant 
spikes of long stemmed flowers highly prized for vases. Ths stems, 
about a foot high, are topped by 4 to 8 handsome, white, drooping, 
bell-like flowers having a small dot of green on the edge of each petal. 
The bulbs, like narcissus, require similar culture and may be left un- 
disturbed for years. Plant in September to November, 3 to 4 inches 
deep, measuring from the shoulder of the bulb. Prefers a partly shaded 
position in moist, loamy soil well drained in winter. Lovely in fern 
borders or in groups in the shrubbery. 

MUSCARI (Grape Hyacinths) Blue 

Doz. 75c ; 100 for $5.00 

Produces freely well-furnished spikes of little globular bells — grape-like 
clusters closely set — of the brightest and richest shade of gentian blue 
imaginable. The flowers, when grown in masses, produce a wonderful 
effect, and fill the garden with a lovely clove-carnation scent. Valuable 
for cutting. Height 8 inches, taller when grown in the shade. They are 
permanent and increase freely. Plant 3 to 4 inches deep. 

MUSCARI ALBUM (White Grape Hyacinths) 

Doz. $1.25; 25 for $2.40 

Exact counterpart of the above, with spikes of pure white bells, looking 
not unlike a wedge of seed pearls. Very pretty when used as a com- 
panion to the blue variety. Height b inches. 


Doz. $1.00; 25 for $1.85 

Not a true hyacinth, but a beautiful and hardy bulbous flower with 
individual florets that resemble hyacinth blossoms. Clear l^ght blue in 
color, the 1-foot stems bear a head of several florets each. They increase 
rapidly and become finer and larger if left undisturbed. Succeed in 
either light or dense shade or in full sunshine. Plant 4 or 5 inches deep, 
in early fall. They bloom with the late tulips and early irises. 


M U S C A R I (Grape Hyacinth) 


Time of Shipment, etc. 

BEARDED IRIS will be shipped beginning about June 20th, 
and shipping continues throughout the summer and early 
fall. Except in the Southern States early planting is advised 
so that plants may become established before frost. Practi- 
cally every case of loss is the result of too late planting. No 
shipments made during the spring. 


DAFFODILS and TULIPS will be delivered during Sep- 
tember and October, but as noted in the Daffodil Section of 
this catalog, no orders for these can " be accepted after 
October 15th. Supply of Daffodil and Tulip Novelties is 
limited . . . please order early. 

TRANSPORTATION is by prepaid parcel post or express, 
whichever we deem most expedient. Be sure to state your 
express office if different from postal address. 

TERMS are cash with the order, either check, draft or money 
order. We do not advise the enclosure of currency with your 
order. We ask that you refrain from requesting CO D. ship- 
ment. This adds to cost and places us in an embarrassing 
position when such deliveries are sometimes unclaimed or 
addressee postpones acceptance. 

WE GUARANTEE all plants to be true to name, first size, 
free from disease and pests, and to reach you in a live and 
healthy condition. Our plants arrive annually in all parts of 
the U.S.A. and Canada in perfect shape and resulting cus- 
tomer satisfaction has built our business from a small back- 
yard venture to one of America's best known horticultural 

An Easy Way to be Sure of 


Fertil-Point plant food tablets arc a newly developed aid tor 
amateur gardeners. Here is a new, concentrated chemical plant 
food, high in nourishment, absolutely safe. Fertil-Points are 
molded in a new convenient form, making them easy to bury 
among plant roots. Fertil-Point tablets are proving a boon to 
home gardeners. Their liberal use, especially with house grown 
plants, is your best assurance of finer blossoms and lovelier flowers. 




No flower garden fertilizer is more convenient or ellective than 
Fertil-Points. Press beneath soil every six inches when plants 
are in rows: one tablet to each plant when separated. This pre- 
caution will result in sturdier, disease resisting plants; beautiful, 
long lasting flowers. 

Package of 80 Points $ .25 

Package of 400 Points 1.00 

Cooky's Qardem 

Silver ton, Oregon